After a months-long investigation, the DOJ reportedly is preparing to sue the Missouri city if it doesn’t voluntarily change discriminatory police tactics.
Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday he asked Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard on Nov. 24. Nixon, however, waited to send in troops.
The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager last summer had faced civil rights charges. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, though, will have the final say.
Protesters are still marching every day, sometimes clashing with police. On New Years Eve, demonstrations took place in St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.
The shots were fired Tuesday as officers arrested six people who allegedly were burglarizing a beauty supply store damaged during protests violent protests in November.
Officer Timothy Zoll made the comments to The Washington Post Friday after a street memorial for Michael Brown was destroyed by a driver.
Protesters in Los Angeles took to Beverly Boulevard for the Millions March LA. In New York, protesters called for justice for Akai Gurley.
The demonstration came a day after an officer killed a teenager in Berkeley, Missouri.
The 18-year-old man was shot at a Mobil gas station after pulling a gun, Berkeley police said. A crowd later gathered and clashed with police.
It comes down to how police see young black men.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch apologized for “inadvertently” omitting to release some of the evidence collected after the shooting of Michael Brown. The newly released evidence includes a transcript of an interview with Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown’s, who was with the 18-year-old when he died.
Thousands are taking to the streets of the Washington D.C. and New York to demonstrate against recent police action against minorities, including the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
“This is what due process looks like: it is messy, it can be long and it can be frustrating.”
Michael Brown and Eric Garner were only two of several unarmed people who died this year at the hands of the police officers around the nation. Here are some of the most compelling cases:
Shield of Hope has raised at least $400,000 in support of Wilson.
Protesters took to the streets in New York City, Hollywood, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, and other places.
People gathered Friday to protest the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others who have been killed by police.
Protests erupted Thursday in Chicago, Boston, and other cities. It was the second night of demonstrations after a grand jury cleared the officer involved in the chokehold-related death of Eric Garner.
How one man’s peaceful protest sign calling for an end to police violence got morphed into an online rallying cry for supporters of Darren Wilson.
“But to place blame solely on me for the conditions of our community, and country, after the grand jury decision goes way too far and is wrong as the decision itself.”
A grand jury has been weighing charges against the officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold on July 17. The jury’s decision could come as early as this week.
Working in Ferguson has never been more complicated after recent protests swept the city. Jim Dalrymple II reports from Ferguson, Missouri, for BuzzFeed News.
Schools and work places across the country took part in the massive #HandsUpWalkout movement today.
Demonstrators kicked off a seven-day, 120-mile march from the Canfield Green apartments in Ferguson, where Michael Brown was killed, to the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri. The march was organized by the NAACP.
The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown resigned from the department effective immediately. ” It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal,” he said in the resignation letter published Saturday.
The comments came one day after the Ferguson police officer went on ABC to defend killing the unarmed teen.
From Los Angeles to New York City, people demonstrated after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. There were arrests nationwide.
Protests continued in Ferguson and St. Louis after a grand jury decided Monday not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown. Joel Anderson and Jim Dalrymple II are reporting from Ferguson for BuzzFeed News.
Ferguson’s could-be Mike Browns take a furious pride in the chaos they’ve caused. Their pride arose from despair about a system that they believe has failed them over and over again.
It was to take the decision out of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch’s hands.