"Our investigation does not exonerate Darren Wilson," the county prosecutor said. "The question of whether we can prove a case at trial is different from clearing him."
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"Although we recognize that our police officers are often asked to make splitsecond decisions, we expect them to do so with respect for the dignity and worth of black lives."
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday he asked Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard on Nov. 24. Nixon, however, waited to send in troops.
Band members also wore shirts displaying the words "I can't breathe." The phrases reference the deaths of black men including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager last summer had faced civil rights charges. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, though, will have the final say.
Most DAs are opposed to naming an outside prosecutor for police cases. The district attorney in Manhattan, though, has shown some support for the idea.
Advocacy group Ferguson Action said the holiday should be a time where Americans unite in a national “resistance to injustice” in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gave their end of the year news conference Monday and city crime stats. BuzzFeed News highlights the takeaways and provides some context.
BuzzFeed News spoke to a protester who chanted for "dead cops" on Dec. 13, which was captured on video and has become a nationwide flashpoint. "We wanted to separate ourselves from people who just want to get a guy fired."
Protesters are still marching every day, sometimes clashing with police. On New Years Eve, demonstrations took place in St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.
The shots were fired Tuesday as officers arrested six people who allegedly were burglarizing a beauty supply store damaged during protests violent protests in November.
Police fear a new wave of violence against officers. Activists fear an end to efforts to hold cops accountable when they cross the line.
Ezell Ford's autopsy report released after months of delay by the LAPD.
Officer Timothy Zoll made the comments to The Washington Post Friday after a street memorial for Michael Brown was destroyed by a driver.
Protesters in Los Angeles took to Beverly Boulevard for the Millions March LA. In New York, protesters called for justice for Akai Gurley.
A car drove through the candles and stuffed animals on Ferguson, Missouri's Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown died in August. Officials and family members said they're working on plans for a more permanent location.
The demonstration came a day after an officer killed a teenager in Berkeley, Missouri.
The 18-year-old man was shot at a Mobil gas station after pulling a gun, Berkeley police said. A crowd later gathered and clashed with police.
Pressure is continuing to build on the San Jose Police Department, after BuzzFeed News exposed the controversial tweets made by one of its officers against civil rights protesters.
A new lawsuit alleges black voters and candidates are at a perpetual disadvantage in Ferguson's racially charged school board elections.
It comes down to how police see young black men.
Over 100 Legal Aid Lawyers in NYC staged a walkout and die-in outside Brooklyn Criminal Court to protest what they say is a broken criminal justice system.
Co-writer and director Ava DuVernay and many cast members showed their support for Eric Garner and Mike Brown at the New York premiere of Selma, a film that sheds light on another massive civil rights movement in the United States.
Thousands packed Pennsylvania Avenue to memorialize recent victims and call for policy changes.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch apologized for "inadvertently" omitting to release some of the evidence collected after the shooting of Michael Brown. The newly released evidence includes a transcript of an interview with Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown's, who was with the 18-year-old when he died.
Thousands are taking to the streets of the Washington D.C. and New York to demonstrate against recent police action against minorities, including the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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.
The California Highway Patrol said it has used plainclothes officers in the Bay Area since protests against police violence that began Nov. 24. Some protesters are accusing the officers of attempting to instigate looting.
The staffers raised their hands on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., to show solidarity with protesters and families of the black men who were killed by white police officers.
Invitations posted on the internet say the demonstration on Dec. 19 is to show support for members of the New York Police Department. The owner of a Facebook page promoting it said the event is not about race. There are some questions about the legitimacy of the rally.
"This is what due process looks like: it is messy, it can be long and it can be frustrating."
The owners of Swiish Bar and Grill in Jennings, Missouri, said they lost thousands of dollars when law enforcement turned their parking lot into a command center.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Shepherd's Bush on Wednesday night in sympathy with US protests over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Update: Police confirmed the arrests on Thursday morning.
The AFL-CIO's sole police union sent a letter to the federation's president about the issue.
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"We have been traumatized over and again by the devaluation of Black and Brown lives. We are falling apart."
Michael Brown and Eric Garner were only two of several unarmed people who died this year at the hands of the police officers around the nation. Here are some of the most compelling cases:
Shield of Hope has raised at least $400,000 in support of Wilson.
Monday night's Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers game at Barclays Center drew protesters speaking out against Eric Garner's death. Britain's royal couple were also scheduled to attend.
Several players sported the words uttered by Staten Island man Eric Garner before he died while under a police officer's chokehold.
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.
For a second day, demonstrations over recent police killings of unarmed black men turned violent in Berkeley, California.
Protesters took to the streets in New York City, Hollywood, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, and other places.
People gathered Friday to protest the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others who have been killed by police.
Protests erupted Thursday in Chicago, Boston, and other cities. It was the second night of demonstrations after a grand jury cleared the officer involved in the chokehold-related death of Eric Garner.
"If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time."
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Police are allowed to use lethal force under specific circumstances, when it's reasonable to do so. Especially when it comes to black suspects, that means almost anytime.
"But to place blame solely on me for the conditions of our community, and country, after the grand jury decision goes way too far and is wrong as the decision itself."
A grand jury has been weighing charges against the officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold on July 17. The jury's decision could come as early as this week.
Working in Ferguson has never been more complicated after recent protests swept the city. Jim Dalrymple II reports from Ferguson, Missouri, for BuzzFeed News.