Police charge 20-year-old with Ferguson shootings

Jeffrey Williams told authorities he was firing at someone with whom he was in a dispute.

Police charge 20-year-old with Ferguson shootings

Authorities said a man charged in the shooting of two police officers last week during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had attended the protest earlier that night, although multiple activists said he wasn’t a consistent fixture in their tight-knit group. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Sunday in announcing the charges that […]

Two police officers shot in Ferguson, MO

After the shooting, officers with guns and in riot gear circled the station, and more than a dozen squad cars blocked the street.

Two police officers shot in Ferguson, MO

Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city’s police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face […]

Ferguson city manager latest to go after turmoil

The St. Louis suburb has been beleaguered by unrest since a white police officer fatally shot unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown last summer.

Ferguson city manager latest to go after turmoil

Five people in Ferguson have been fired or resigned under pressure in the week since the release of a Justice Department report alleging racial bias in the city police department and a profit-driven court system. The latest to go was City Manager John Shaw, whose eight-year tenure in the St. Louis County town ended Tuesday […]

A racist, profit-driven police department in Ferguson, Missouri

A racist, profit-driven police department in Ferguson, Missouri

A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb. While the Department of Justice cleared Officer Darren Wilson of federal civil rights charges in the August death of Michael Brown, it also […]

Missouri leaders wanted Ferguson chief to resign

Missouri leaders wanted Ferguson chief to resign

Some of Missouri’s top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press on Friday that top state officials had several meetings where they applied pressure […]

Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for comments

Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for comments

The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson, but said his remarks had nothing to do with the arson and looting that ravaged Ferguson and the surrounding area. Louis Head said Wednesday in a statement that […]

Michael Brown’s father under investigation for comments

Michael Brown’s father under investigation for comments

Police are investigating Michael Brown’s stepfather for angry comments on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson, a spokesman said Tuesday. Officials are looking into Louis Head’s comments as part of a broader investigation into the arson, vandalism and looting that followed […]

National Guard helps contain damage in Ferguson

National Guard helps contain damage in Ferguson

National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown. Demonstrators returned Tuesday to the riot-scarred streets. But with hundreds of additional troops standing watch over […]

Chaos in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri

Chaos in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri

Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown — a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot. Monday night’s destruction appeared […]

Calls for calm as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Calls for calm as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision. Earlier Friday, a spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch told […]