Officials in St. Louis County said Thursday that someone hacked a Twitter account and tweeted about the grand jury investigation into Michael Brown’s death.
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Multiple outlets reported late Tuesday that Chief Thomas Jackson is expected to step down from the Ferguson Police Department as soon as next week. The chief and city mayor deny the report.
A new Amnesty International report accuses the agencies that policed the Ferguson protests of improperly using force, among other things.
One of the doctors who analyzed the official autopsy of Michael Brown told MSNBC on Thursday that she could not be sure that he reached for Officer Darren Wilson’s gun, although it was a possibility.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained the official coroner’s report on the death of the teen, who was shot in August in a confrontation with police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson. The toxicology report also said that Brown had marijuana in his system at the time of the shooting.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced the creation of an independent group to study the unrest that followed the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and make recommendations for how to improve the St. Louis area. This commission will not investigate the death of Michael Brown, the governor said.
Mayhem erupted at a pumpkin festival near Keene State College on Saturday night. At least 49 people were arrested, and 235 calls were made to police.
Officer Darren Wilson has told investigators the teen punched and scratched him, and reached for his gun during a struggle that later ended in Brown’s death.
The Ebola story may have stolen most recent headlines, but plenty of other things also happened in the news this week. The Oscar Pistorius case is coming to an end, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a gruesome injury, and Ferguson is still in a state of unrest. Here are some of the best images you will see, brought to us by some of the worlds hardest-working photojournalists.
Vonderrit Myers, 18, was fatally shot Oct. 8 by police after he first fired at an officer, authorities said. His family disputed that he was armed.
“Ferguson October” included a march in downtown St. Louis and drew demonstrators from across the U.S.
The demonstrations came a day after an officer shot a man, sparking street clashes between police and protesters. Eight protesters were arrested.
Police say 18-year-old Vonderrick Myers fired at the officer first. Reports conflicted about how many times the Myers was shot.
The St. Louis County Board of Elections says only 128 new voter registrations have come in from Ferguson since the death of Michael Brown.
After Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a group of Cardinals fans confronted Ferguson protesters outside the stadium, some telling the Michael Brown supporters to “pull up your pants” and “remove your hat,” and one protester donned a sign saying “I am Darren Wilson.” H/T Deadspin.
A federal court issued a preliminary injunction Monday against law enforcement officers’ unwritten policy to arrest protesters who don’t keep moving. A lawsuit against the police department is ongoing.
Demonstrators sang and unfurled banners from the concert hall balcony. Audience members and performers applauded the demonstration after it finished.
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A woman claimed on Twitter to have spoken with a member of the grand jury about whether officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges for shooting Michael Brown.
The officer was shot in the arm while pursuing two suspicious men near a Ferguson-area community center. Police early Sunday did not believe the shooting was related to the ongoing protests.
The bracelets worn by police are “exacerbating an already tense atmosphere between law enforcement and residents in Ferguson,” according to a DOJ letter.
The families of unarmed black teenagers who died in high-profile cases have come to support and rely on one another.
A fight broke out between officers and protesters just hours after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson issued a video apology for the way the Michael Brown case was handled.
In a video statement, Chief Thomas Jackson said he was “truly sorry for the loss of your son. I’m also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street.” He also apologized to peaceful protestors who demonstrated after Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.
Missouri Highway Patrol Commander calls bracelet “an individual statement” by the officers.
A memorial for slain Missouri teen Michael Brown was burned to the ground Tuesday morning, leading to new protests and at least one business broken into.
According to a recent survey, 72% of white people in St. Louis County do not think Darren Wilson should be charged for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. A grand jury now has until next year to decide whether he should face criminal charges.