People tell BuzzFeed News why they continue to demonstrate even after a major shake-up in Ferguson city leadership.
Ferguson’s city council candidates agree on a lot, but their very different backgrounds offer diverging visions of the future.
Five anonymous residents have filed a petition asking Mayor James Knowles to resign. If they get 15% of the city’s registered voters to sign it, they could force a special election.
Two days after officers were shot while standing in front of the Ferguson Police Department, investigators are still unsure of the identity or motive of the gunman.
A prayer vigil went off without violence on Thursday evening, one night after a 41-year-old officer was shot in the shoulder and a 32-year-old was shot in the face during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department. BuzzFeed News reporter Jim Dalrymple II is in Ferguson.
Ferguson’s exploitative municipal court system echoes the South’s history of trumped-up legal charges designed to force blacks back into servitude.
Research shows that younger officers are more likely to be involved in shootings, even though age is rarely mentioned as a factor in the aftermath. “It’s a dirty little secret that we’re hiring police officers too young,” a veteran Boston officer said.
John Shaw becomes the latest Ferguson employee to leave the city in the wake of a scathing report on racial discrimination among local law enforcement.
Ronald Brockmeyer wears many hats — criminal defense attorney, local prosecutor, and municipal judge in a town called Ferguson. Here’s a look at how that has played out.
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday sharply criticized law enforcement in Ferguson. Holder said he was willing to dismantle the city’s police department.
One of them, Mary Ann Twitty, the chief administrator in Ferguson’s much-criticized municipal court system, was fired. The two others, Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd, resigned Thursday.
A group of demonstrators chanted in the street Wednesday night outside the Ferguson Police Department. Photos and videos showed police apparently arresting several people.
The Justice Department civil rights investigation mostly corroborated the former Ferguson officer’s version of events from the shooting of Michael Brown.
The scathing report Justice Department report found an endemic racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, as well as a focus on generating revenue, rather than public safety.
Ferguson police “have exclusively set their dogs against black individuals, often in cases where doing so was not justified by the danger presented,” according to a Department of Justice report investigation released Wednesday.
The demonstrations came Wednesday night after a Justice Department civil rights investigation found a pattern of racial bias and unconstitutional use of force among Ferguson police officers. Police on Thursday wouldn’t disclose the charges of those arrested, saying the information was “private.”
The months-long investigation in the wake of Michael Brown’s death is expected to be released as soon as Wednesday, a law enforcement source told BuzzFeed News. The coming report finds that police conduct in Ferguson routinely violates the Constitution and federal law.
The nearly completed review reportedly accuses the Missouri city’s police department of racial bias in traffic stops, officials told the New York Times.
Thomas Allen Jr., 34, died Sunday after he was shot by a police officer on Saturday in Wellston, Missouri, according to reports. Officials said Allen tried to drive away from a traffic stop while the officer was partially inside the vehicle.
The officers who killed Hunt on Sept. 10 were eventually cleared of wrongdoing, but in a letter Friday the Department of Justice said it plans to look into the case.
After a months-long investigation, the DOJ reportedly is preparing to sue the Missouri city if it doesn’t voluntarily change discriminatory police tactics.
The proposal would allow judges to oversee proceedings now dominated by prosecutors. The statement comes at a time of renewed debate over the fairness of grand juries after they declined to indict two white police officers who killed unarmed black men.
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.
Band members also wore shirts displaying the words “I can’t breathe.” The phrases reference the deaths of black men including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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.
Most DAs are opposed to naming an outside prosecutor for police cases. The district attorney in Manhattan, though, has shown some support for the idea.
Advocacy group Ferguson Action said the holiday should be a time where Americans unite in a national “resistance to injustice” in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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