Ferguson Paid Family Of Michael Brown $1.5 Million In Wrongful Death Settlement
Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was fatally shot on Aug. 9, 2014, by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.
The Protester From The Famous Tear Gas Photo In Ferguson Is Dead In An Apparent Suicide
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.
LA Will Pay $1.5 Million To Family Of Mentally Ill Black Man Killed By Police
Two LAPD officers shot Ezell Ford in 2014, two days after an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, killed Michael Brown.
This Little Boy's Reaction To Finally Getting Adopted Has Everyone Ugly Crying
Some things are worth the wait.
Ferguson Activist Found Dead In Burning Car
Police found the body of Darren Seals Tuesday morning. Seals became an activist after the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Police Departments Will Soon Be Required To Report All "Arrest-Related Deaths"
The new Justice Department program will require law enforcement to submit reports that include figures and details about any deaths that occur during arrests.
St. Louis Police Officers Won't Be Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Teen
Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not charge the two officers who killed 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey in August 2015.
Ferguson And Justice Department End Lawsuit Over Policing, Court Changes
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.
Lawyer Who Represented Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin Families Will Endorse Clinton
Benjamin Crump will endorse Hillary Clinton and travel to South Carolina to campaign for her, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Ferguson, Justice Department Reach Agreement On Police Oversight
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.
7 Fires Set At Mostly Black Churches In St. Louis Area Ruled Arson
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.
Ferguson Judge Orders Withdrawal Of All Arrest Warrants Before 2015
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.
St. Louis Teen Killed By Police Was Shot In The Back
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.
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.
Janelle Monáe Calls Out Police Brutality With New Song
"Hell You Talmbout" is a bop with a chilling message.
Surveillance Footage Released Showing Teen Shot By St. Louis Police Holding A Gun
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.
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.
A Children's Illustrator Is Losing Fans Because Of Her Anti-Racist Art
"There are no words to express how little I care if I lose every bigoted, racist, homophobic and/or sexist follower I have."
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 Appoints Black Officer As Interim Police Chief
Andre Anderson joins the Ferguson police department form Glendale, Arizona.
Dorian Johnson, Man Who Witnessed Michael Brown Shooting, Is Arrested
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.
Witness To Michael Brown's Shooting Sues Darren Wilson And Ferguson
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.
At Least Two Injured After Shots Fired During Ferguson Protests
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.
Activists Put "Black Lives Matter" Shirts In The Window Displays Of Forever 21
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.
Michael Brown's Family Announce Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Ferguson
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.
Change Didn't Come To Ferguson
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.
Ferguson Elects Former Mayor, Two Black Candidates To City Council
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.
City Council Elections To Take Place In Ferguson Today
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.
Ferguson Just Ousted A Bunch Of Officials, So Why Are People Still Protesting?
People tell BuzzFeed News why they continue to demonstrate even after a major shake-up in Ferguson city leadership.
Ferguson's Future Hinges On A Choice Of Histories
Ferguson's city council candidates agree on a lot, but their very different backgrounds offer diverging visions of the future.
Embattled Ferguson Mayor Faces Possible Recall
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.
Ferguson Shooting Investigation Wide Open Despite "Scores" Of Leads
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 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.
How Ferguson's Legal System Echoes An Ugly Past
Ferguson's exploitative municipal court system echoes the South's history of trumped-up legal charges designed to force blacks back into servitude.
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.
Ferguson City Manager Ousted In Wake Of Scathing Justice Department Report
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.
7 Curious Facts About The Ferguson Municipal Judge
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.
Obama And Holder Slam "Abusive" Ferguson Police, Threaten To Dismantle Force
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.
Three Ferguson Employees Lose Their Jobs Over Alleged Racism, Misconduct
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.
Protesters Gather In Ferguson After Report On Rampant Racism
A group of demonstrators chanted in the street Wednesday night outside the Ferguson Police Department. Photos and videos showed police apparently arresting several people.
Federal Report Calls Darren Wilson's Account Of Shooting "Credible"
The Justice Department civil rights investigation mostly corroborated the former Ferguson officer's version of events from the shooting of Michael Brown.
Here Are Some Of The Most Shocking Excerpts From The Report On Ferguson's Police Department
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.
Here's How Ferguson Police Use Dogs On Town Residents
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.
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.
Justice Department Will Blast Ferguson Police In Upcoming Report
The nearly completed review reportedly accuses the Missouri city's police department of racial bias in traffic stops, officials told the New York Times.
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.
Justice Department Looking Into Fatal Utah Police Shooting Of Black Man
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.
Justice Department May Sue Ferguson For Racial Discrimination
After a months-long investigation, the DOJ reportedly is preparing to sue the Missouri city if it doesn't voluntarily change discriminatory police tactics.
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.