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Michael Brown

Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was fatally shot on Aug. 9, 2014, by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Edward Crawford, best known for the image of him throwing a tear gas cylinder during the Ferguson protests, died Thursday night of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Two LAPD officers shot Ezell Ford in 2014, two days after an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, killed Michael Brown.

Some things are worth the wait.

Police found the body of Darren Seals Tuesday morning. Seals became an activist after the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

The new Justice Department program will require law enforcement to submit reports that include figures and details about any deaths that occur during arrests.

Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not charge the two officers who killed 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey in August 2015.

The changes, including body cameras for officers, come after the Justice Department determined the city had engaged in a pattern of discrimination against black residents.

Benjamin Crump will endorse Hillary Clinton and travel to South Carolina to campaign for her, BuzzFeed News has learned.

The proposed settlement, which still must be signed off by a federal judge, will force the city department to reorient its policing to be more accountable to community input.

A seventh church was set on fire on Thursday. Investigators are trying to determine if the arsons over the past two weeks are connected and motivated by hate.

The move is meant to restore confidence in the court after a Department of Justice investigation found that Ferguson’s police department and courts unconstitutionally targeted black people.

Police said that the location of the gunshot wound does not confirm that Ball-Bey refused to drop his gun or that he was running away.

Missouri police officer Todd J Bakula apparently posted on Facebook that he spent money earned policing protests marking the first anniversary of Michael Brown's death by taking a bicycle trip, having dinner, and staying in a bed and breakfast.

"Hell You Talmbout" is a bop with a chilling message.

Tyrone Harris Jr. remained in a hospital Tuesday after he was shot by police during the protests marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Plainclothes officers returned fire on a man who shot at their vehicle after heavy gunfire rang out in Ferguson, Missouri, police said. Multiple gunshots were fired Sunday night on the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the city.


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Unlike what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, an investigative outcome for the fatal encounter between an officer in Cincinnati and an unarmed black man came in less than two weeks, largely because of what was captured on film.

Andre Anderson joins the Ferguson police department form Glendale, Arizona.

Dorian Johnson was arrested Wednesday after allegedly interfering with an arrest and trying to discard narcotics. He recently filed a lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, and other city officials in connection with Brown's death.

Dorian Johnson alleges that Wilson used unconstitutional lethal force against him while he was walking on the street with Michael Brown at the time of the shooting.

In videos, a lengthy series of pops — identified by witnesses as gunfire — could be heard. The shootings took place not far from where Michael Brown was killed last August.

The group calls itself "Never 21" in honor of the young black men and women killed by police before their 21st birthdays. BuzzFeed News talked to the group's anonymous spokesperson.

The family announced on Thursday that they had filed a wrongful death lawsuit in response to a Ferguson police officer fatally shooting the unarmed black teen on Aug. 9.

Despite historic election results changing the demographic makeup of the city council, the outcome of Ferguson’s municipal elections fall far short of the changes activists were seeking.

Former Mayor Brian Fletcher was among three candidates to win a city council seat in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday. The city also elected two black candidates, Elle Jones and Wesley Bell.

Three municipal seats are open, and four of the eight candidates looking to fill them in Tuesday's election are black – currently most of the city's elected leaders are white.

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.

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.

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