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.
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.
Around the St. Louis area, demonstrations marked the two-month anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Former Harvard professor Cornel West was among 42 who were arrested outside the Ferguson Police Department.
“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.
The St. Louis County Board of Elections says only 128 new voter registrations have come in from Ferguson since the death of Michael Brown.
Demonstrators sang and unfurled banners from the concert hall balcony. Audience members and performers applauded the demonstration after it finished.
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.
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.
Attorney Ben Crump accuses the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of trying to drive web traffic with its pursuit of Michael Brown’s record.
Two construction workers who saw Michael Brown’s death are speaking to media.
Demonstrators gather in St. Louis for a protest on Missouri I-70. Police are telling the crowd that anyone blocking traffic will be arrested.
The reforms to police and court systems were unveiled during an at times tense city council meeting Tuesday night.
City planning contributed to poverty, and influenced the demonstrations that took place following the shooting death of Michael Brown.
“I don’t think that there’s any question this investigation is necessary.”
A broad civil rights investigation into the conduct of Ferguson, Missouri, police over the past several years begins this week. The probe is in addition to a federal review of the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.
Court officials respond to lawsuits and allegations that Michael Brown had a juvenile record.
The protest lasted several minutes as a group of people moved onto Interstate 270 making the familiar “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture.
Officers wore the body cameras during a protest rally for Michael Brown on Saturday, Aug. 30.
The all-star team of rappers calls for justice on “Don’t Shoot (Ferguson Anthem).”
“The proliferation of machine guns, silencers, armored vehicles and aircraft, and camouflage in local law enforcement units does not bode well for police-community relations, the future of our cities, or our country.”
Many people who attended the funeral had no personal connection to Brown at all. Instead, they came because they felt the case meant something to them.