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.
Officer Timothy Zoll made the comments to The Washington Post Friday after a street memorial for Michael Brown was destroyed by a driver.
The demonstration came a day after an officer killed a teenager in Berkeley, Missouri.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he knew some of the witnesses who said they saw Michael Brown get shot were lying, but he let them testify to the grand jury anyway.
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.
Demonstrators took to the streets in New York City, Berkeley, Seattle, Chicago, and other cities. On Monday, they closed a major highway leading to a bridge during rush hour.
People took to the streets across the country Wednesday night after a grand jury decided not to indict a New York Police Department officer who killed Eric Garner after putting him in a chokehold.
Working in Ferguson has never been more complicated after recent protests swept the city. Jim Dalrymple II reports from Ferguson, Missouri, for BuzzFeed News.
Police said the attack was not motivated by xenophobia. The teens had attacked another Bosnian earlier that night, and some in the immigrant community are calling it a hate crime.
The five players who walked on the field in the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” pose will not be punished by their team or the NFL. The police union condemned the action.
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.
“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain.”
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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.
As rumors about an indictment reach a fever pitch, the St. Louis area grapples with rising tensions.
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.
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.
Police say 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers fired at the officer first. Reports conflicted about how many times the Myers was shot.
Demonstrators sang and unfurled banners from the concert hall balcony. Audience members and performers applauded the demonstration after it finished.
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.
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The protest lasted several minutes as a group of people moved onto Interstate 270 making the familiar “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture.
On a blazing Sunday afternoon, about 60 people showed up outside a bar in St. Louis to show support for the officer who killed Michael Brown.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone video of Tuesday’s shooting of a 25-year-old man just miles away from Ferguson, Mo. Warning: Video is extremely graphic.