Live Updates: Crisis In Ferguson

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer ignited tensions in Ferguson, Mo., and around the nation. Read coverage from the first eight days of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Images of people shot by police officers are displayed by demonstrators protesting the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Saturday night. Joshua Lott / Reuters

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Michael Brown’s body is laid to rest Monday at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.

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Thousands gather for Michael Brown’s funeral held in St. Louis.

A St. Louis Cardinals baseball at rests on top of Michael Brown’s casket before the start of his funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Monday, Aug. 25. AP Photo/New York Times, Richard Perry

Protesters in Ferguson share why they continued to come out over the weekend.

Demonstrators protest the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown across the street from the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri Adrees Latif / Reuters

Capt. Ron Johnson held a news conference at around 1:30 a.m. local time. He said the protests Saturday night had been fairly calm, but six people had been arrested.

Johnson said four of the six people arrested were from out of the state and had been previously arrested.

Local residents Vawone Duncan, right, leans on his father Ducan Yawan after police made arrests as demonstrators gathered to protest the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri early Sunday morning. The demonstrations remained peaceful, marking the fourth night of relative calm for Ferguson. Adrees Latif / Reuters

People visit a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson. Saturday marked two weeks since police officer Darren Wilson shot dead Brown. Joshua Lott / Reuters

Saturday night in Ferguson, people peacefully gathered in the streets. The protest was smaller than previous nights.

Tight mess of people and higher tensions over by the McDonalds #ferguson

— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII)

McDonalds sign has been broken over since I was last over on W Florissant #ferguson

— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII)

It was a bit tense out here but it seems like things have cool. Most ppl are just milling around talking. #Ferguson

— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII)

The crowd here has mostly dispersed here in Ferguson. And there's a steady stream of ppl leaving

— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII)

In Washington, D.C. Saturday night, hundreds peacefully marched through Chinatown in solidarity with Ferguson.

A Black-led protest is shutting down a major intersection in DC and it's awesome. #DCFerguson #Ferguson #MikeBrown

— sam r jewler (@LuddoftheFuture)

The White House announced it is sending three officials to Michael Brown’s memorial on Monday in Ferguson.

One of the three officials, Marlon Marshall, attended high school with Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden in St. Louis, CNN reported. The other officials include Heather Foster, who is part of the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Broderick Johnson, who leads the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force.

Brown’s public memorial will be held at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis and Rev. Al Sharpton will be giving a eulogy.

A police officer at a department a few miles outside Ferguson has been suspended for posting comments on Facebook about the protesters, like that they should have been “put down like a rabid dog,” the Daily Caller reports.

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The Glendale, Mo., department announced in a statement yesterday that they suspended Matthew Pappert, who has been an officer since 2008, after “several very concerning and inappropriate posts on his personal Facebook page.”

“I’m sick of these protesters,” says another one of the posts. “You are a burden on society and a blight on the community.”

St. Louis County Police apologized Friday after a video surfaced showing an officer making inflammatory remarks.

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GoFundMe page for Darren Wilson replaced by charity linked with the local police union.

Jacob Fischler reports: A long message to the Support Officer Wilson GoFundMe page was posted Friday afternoon, noting that donations will now go directly to a 501c3 charity called Shield of Hope, which the post says is designated “the authorized charity for donations on behalf of Darren Wilson.” Shield of Hope appears to be linked with the local police union in St. Louis County, Lodge 15 of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Crowdfunders raise $225,000 for police officer.

Crowdfunding site raises over $225k in support of Darren Wilson and family #Ferguson

— NBC News (@NBCNews)

Grand Jury in Brown case has three black members, nine white.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: “The grand jury that is hearing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting death has one black man and two black women on the panel, and six white men and three white women.”

The demographics roughly reflect the racial breakdown of St. Louis County’s population, which is about 24 percent black and about 68 percent white, according to the report.

Ferguson Police Department issues incident report.

After our lawsuit, #Ferguson Police released near empty #MikeBrown incident report

— ACLU of Missouri (@aclu_mo)

Later in the day, the ACLU told Chris Geidner it accidentally left off three pages of the report and it was not empty

Oops: @aclu official tells me they inadvertently left out 3 pages of #Ferguson PD incident report earlier today -

— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner)

The ACLU on Thursday obtained a St. Louis County incident report of Michael Brown’s shooting. The report was released on Twitter.

ACLU, St. Louis County

St. Louis County police on Thursday released information on the 204 people they had arrested since protests began.

Nine of the arrested were from Ferguson, and a majority came from St. Louis, Jennings, Florissant, and other surrounding areas. A handful of people were from cities out of state, including San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.

More than half of people arrested were suspected of refusal to disperse. About 30 were expected to be charged with burglary or possessing stolen goods. One man from Austin, Texas, was arrested three times for failing to move; a man from St. Louis suburb Creve Coeur was arrested twice.

The data does not include arrests made by the Ferguson Police Department or other agencies.

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