Family sues Ferguson over Michael Brown's wrongful shooting death

Apr 24, 2015

Family sues Ferguson over Michael Brown's wrongful shooting death

The family of Michael Brown filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday, seeking unspecified damages and police reforms after the black teen’s killing by a white policeman prompted a national debate on law enforcement and race. The civil ...

Local election to test Ferguson's faith in the ballot box

Mar 16, 2015

Local election to test Ferguson's faith in the ballot box

After months of race-fueled street protests, residents of Ferguson, Missouri, will have a chance next month to press their demands in a different way: at the ballot box. Eight candidates including four African-Americans are vying for three available seats on Ferguson’s City Council, promising ...

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

Mar 16, 2015

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault for last week’s shooting of two police officers during a protest in the troubled city Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that fueled a national debate on race and policing. The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, has admitted ...

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Mar 14, 2015

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Nearly 48 hours after two officers were shot in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, investigators had dozens of leads but no arrests to report on Friday in the hunt for a gunman who turned a late-night protest against police into bedlam. St. Louis County Police ...

Two police officers shot in Ferguson: report

Mar 12, 2015

Two police officers shot in Ferguson: report

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as protesters gathered following the resignation of the city’s embattled police chief, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The shots were fired as what had earlier been a crowd of about 150 people ...

Ferguson police chief set to resign

Mar 12, 2015

Ferguson police chief set to resign

The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, will resign later on Wednesday, Fox News reported, citing police sources. CNN, meanwhile, reported Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has indicated he is willing to step down but first wants to ensure that the police department stays in ...

Ferguson city manager out after Justice Department report

Mar 11, 2015

Ferguson city manager out after Justice Department report

The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a resolution to part ways with City Manager John Shaw following a scathing Justice Department report that alleged racial bias in the city police department and court system. The St. Louis suburb has been beleaguered ...

Veteran police officer kills unarmed black teen in Wisconsin

Mar 8, 2015

Veteran police officer kills unarmed black teen in Wisconsin

A 19-year-old black man who died after being shot by a white police officer was unarmed, the Madison police chief said Saturday, assuring protesters who earlier in the day had chanted “Black Lives Matter” that his department would defend their rights to gather while ...