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.
So far, three people have been arrested in connection with the six unconnected crime scenes. Officials said criminals have become emboldened as officers focus on protests in the region.
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.
A car drove through the candles and stuffed animals on Ferguson, Missouri’s Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown died in August. Officials and family members said they’re working on plans for a more permanent location.
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.
A judge delivered a legal victory to protesters Thursday, saying police have to warn protesters and give them time to disperse before firing tear gas.
“This is what due process looks like: it is messy, it can be long and it can be frustrating.”
The owners of Swiish Bar and Grill in Jennings, Missouri, said they lost thousands of dollars when law enforcement turned their parking lot into a command center.
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Protesters took to the streets in New York City, Hollywood, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, and other places.
And the rules of engagement they follow.
Working in Ferguson has never been more complicated after recent protests swept the city. Jim Dalrymple II reports from Ferguson, Missouri, for BuzzFeed News.
Protesters temporarily shutdown several shopping centers Friday. Across town, W. Florissant continued to experience an economic pummeling that began in August. Jim Dalrymple II reports from Ferguson, Missouri for BuzzFeed News.
Ferguson took a break from protests Thursday after days of at-times violent clashes with police in the wake of a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case.
Protesters were “peacefully disruptive” in the St. Louis Galleria.
Groups shut down roads and bridges to protest a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown.
The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown spoke out for the first time Tuesday in a televised interview.
People around the nation either mentioned Ferguson or used #Ferguson in their tweets.
Photos from the evidence considered by a grand jury showed the Ferguson police officer at a hospital after he fatally shot the unarmed black teen. Medical records showed he was advised to take Aleve if he felt pain.
“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain.”
The school’s principal said the students did not do it intentionally.
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Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard will support law enforcement in the event of “unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.” The St. Louis County prosecutor has said an announcement will be made later this month.
Several hundred people joined the protest in St. Louis, Missouri. Residents of the area are waiting on a grand jury decision of whether the police officer who shot the unarmed 18-year-old will face charges.
Newly-released recordings show the fatal encounter between Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown lasted less than two minutes.
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“Law enforcement should have been equally condemned by the governor,” lawyers for the Michael Brown’s parents said on behalf of the family.