Ferguson Police Officer Investigated For Bragging Online About His "Michael Brown Bonus"
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.
State Of Emergency Declared In Ferguson After Shooting At Protest
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.
Officer's Body Camera Highlights Differences Between Ferguson And Cincinnati
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.
Ferguson Sees Peaceful Protests The Night After Police Were Shot
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.
Younger Police Officers Are More Likely To Shoot People Than Older Ones
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.
Michael Brown's Family "Officially In The Process" Of Filing A Civil Wrongful Death Suit
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."
Justice Department Finds Pattern Of Racial Bias In Policing In Ferguson, Missouri
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.
Police Fatally Shoot St. Louis Man Who Tried To Flee With Officer In Car
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.
Top New York Judge Wants Courts To Supervise Grand Juries That Investigate Cops
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.