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By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is preparing to announce as early as Thursday that it will expand its investigation of the police shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, into a broader civil rights probe of the practices of the Ferguson Police Department. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday night […]
By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — It’s been night-and-day since Saturday’s fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Mostly peaceful protesters march hand-in-hand by day. At night, people splinter, defiance and lawlessness take a firmer grip, and expressions and intentions move into the shadows. By day, calls for nonviolent protest come from black and […]
By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in cases involving more than two dozen local or state law enforcement departments over the last 20 years. The most recent intervention is coming in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday. Since 1997, 21 […]