The depths of Ferguson’s policing problems were laid bare in a scathing Justice Department report that accused the Ferguson police of illegal and discriminatory enforcement actions.
By Kim Bell and Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch CLAYTON, Mo. — Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified here for almost four hours Tuesday in front of the St. Louis County grand jury investigating his Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. Wilson was not obligated to […]
By Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch CLAYTON, Mo. — The grand jury considering whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown now has until Jan. 7 to decide. The extension of the grand jurors’ term of duty does not necessarily mean the job will […]
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Two online fundraising pages that raised more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., were shut down this weekend so tax lawyers could decide how best to handle the money, an official told the Los Angeles Times. Mystery has surrounded the […]
Washington (AFP) — A previously undisclosed sound recording captured the shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer, CNN reported Tuesday, as it broadcast what it said appeared to be audio from the gunfire that killed the unarmed black teen. The FBI, contacted Tuesday by AFP, refused to comment on the authenticity of the […]
By Jeremy Kohler, David Hunn, and Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Twelve days after he shot and killed an unarmed teen, the Ferguson police officer behind the gun remains an enigma. While state and federal prosecutors investigate whether crimes were committed in the Aug. 9 killing of Mike Brown, and hundreds march […]
By Kevin Mcdermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson this morning identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager last Saturday. Wilson is a 6-year veteran of the force. He was placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting. Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple […]