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Cartoon: Meet The Ferguson Police

The Ferguson Police Department has a new motto.

March 9, 2015
Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, pictured at far right, leaves the FBI offices in St. Louis after meeting with federal officials on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Ferguson: Specific Incidents From Justice Department’s Report

See some of the lowlights from the horrifying Justice Department report on Ferguson police.

March 5, 2015

Officer In Ferguson, Missouri Shooting Testifies Before Grand Jury

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 […]

September 18, 2014

Grand Jury Now Has Until January To Decide Whether To Charge Ferguson Officer

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 […]

September 16, 2014

Justice Department To Expand Probe In Michael Brown Shooting

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 […]

September 4, 2014

Through The Ferguson Unrest, Antonio French Finds A National Following

By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Antonio French sat in the front passenger seat of an air-conditioned sedan parked behind a vandalized and boarded-up Red’s BBQ on West Florissant Avenue, scrolling through his iPhone, reading a barrage of tweets, emails, and text messages. Nods of appreciation and media interview requests have kept […]

August 26, 2014

Ferguson Protests Subdued And Smaller As National Guard Pulls Out

By Kurtis Lee, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a […]

August 22, 2014

Governor Stands Down National Guard In U.S. Riot Town

Ferguson (United States) (AFP) — The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from a town gripped by nearly two weeks of protests over a police shooting. Governor Jay Nixon said the soldiers were no longer needed and that state police would handle security in Ferguson, a […]

August 21, 2014

Little Is Known About Ferguson Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

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 […]

August 21, 2014

Smaller Protest Forms In Ferguson, Mo.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case. In Ferguson, crowds of barely 200 protesters walked along West Florissant Avenue at […]

August 21, 2014

Amid Ferguson Unrest, Michael Brown’s Family Plans Public Memorial

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — After peaceful protests in Ferguson devolved into the ninth night of unrest, with at least 31 arrests and two shootings, residents gathered to clean up debris from embattled West Florissant Avenue Tuesday morning and the parents of Michael Brown said they are planning […]

August 19, 2014

Getty Photographer Detained, Released In Ferguson

Ferguson (United States) (AFP) — Getty Images confirmed the arrest of one of its photographers covering the unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. In a caption with a photograph showing the arrest of Scott Olson, the agency said he was being “placed in a paddy […]

August 19, 2014

Why Did Michael Brown Shooting Happen Where It Did?

By Jesse Bogan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Long before the nation rested its collective conscience on the protests along West Florissant Avenue, there was a different mobilization going on. Hundreds of people were moving out of their urban neighborhoods to this north St. Louis County suburb seeking a safe and affordable place to […]

August 19, 2014
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Tense Tally In Ferguson Includes Fires, Shootings, And 31 Arrests

By Kevin Mcdermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Two men were shot during the chaos of demonstrations late Monday and early Tuesday near West Florissant and Canfield, police confirmed. Officers weren’t involved in the shootings. There was no immediate information on the identities or conditions of the victims. Police also confirmed that 31 people […]

August 19, 2014

Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson’s Inferno Is No Surprise

The past week’s unfolding tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, with its militarized and overwhelmingly white police force confronting angry and hopeless African-Americans, is not a story unique to that place or moment. Many cities and towns in this country confront the same problems of poverty, alienation, and inequality as metropolitan St. Louis — or even worse. […]

August 19, 2014

Wide Racial Gap In Perceptions Of Ferguson Unrest, Poll Finds

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Blacks and whites see the events in Ferguson, Mo., through starkly different lenses, a new nationwide survey shows. The poll from the Pew Research Center, released Monday, shows Americans overall closely divided on whether the shooting by police of unarmed young black man Michael Brown in Ferguson […]

August 18, 2014

Brown Was Shot At Least 6 Times, Private Autopsy Shows

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy found, a Brown family attorney said Sunday night. This mostly black St. Louis suburb has been racked by unrest since Brown was shot by a […]

August 18, 2014

Michael Brown Family Denounces ‘Devious’ Police Report On Son

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Matt Pearce and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Police bowed to public pressure Friday and named Darren Wilson as the officer who shot to death unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and they released a report that said Brown was being sought in connection with a robbery minutes before the fatal […]

August 15, 2014

Police: Brown Was Suspect In Robbery Before He Was Killed

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — A report released Friday by Ferguson, Mo., police identifies Michael Brown as a suspect in a robbery at a convenience store a short time before he was fatally shot by a police officer. Ferguson authorities have identified Darren Wilson as the police officer who shot and killed the unarmed […]

August 15, 2014

Missouri Governor Pledges ‘Different Tone’ For Authorities As Highway Patrol Takes Over

By Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Facing a withering national judgment that a community in his state had come to look like “a war zone,” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered on Thursday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol take over security of Ferguson from St. Louis County police and vowed “a different […]

August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police ID Officer Darren Wilson As Shooter Of Michael Brown

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 […]

August 15, 2014

Prosecutor Says Probe Of Fatal Missouri Police Shooting Needs To Take Its Course

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Law enforcement officials on Wednesday asked for patience to allow the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown to take its course as tension over the Missouri teenager’s death continued for a fifth straight day. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said his office will take as much […]

August 14, 2014