Ferguson shooter: It was ‘an accident’

Williams is accused of shooting the two officers early Thursday outside Ferguson's police station.

Ferguson shooter: It was ‘an accident’

A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson was not targeting police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night protest, his attorney said as he countered an earlier police description of the crime. Defense attorney Jerryl Christmas also suggested Monday that St. Louis County police may have used excessive force when arresting […]

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 […]

Calm, for the moment, in Ferguson, MO

A larger crowd of about 200 protesters gathered later outside the police department, but the scene was a marked contrast to the previous night, when fights broke out before the shootings.

Calm, for the moment, in Ferguson, MO

Protesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers in front of the city’s police department heightened tensions in the St. Louis suburb. Dozens gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday night, where they expressed sympathy for the wounded officers. They also prayed for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pressure on Ferguson after scathing report on shooting

Pressure on Ferguson after scathing report on shooting

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street. City officials said Tuesday they were reviewing the report, which they expect to be released Wednesday. With scathing findings of a months-long investigation […]

Missouri auditor, governor candidate kills himself

Missouri auditor, governor candidate kills himself

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what police described as an apparent suicide, minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview. Schweich’s death Thursday stunned many of Missouri’s top elected officials, who described him as a brilliant and devoted […]

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 […]

A challenging road forward for Ferguson

A challenging road forward for Ferguson

It’s doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris’ dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the Ferguson city limits and into the town of Dellwood. Such is the indiscriminate nature of rage. But walking amid the ashes of 28 years of work, Juanita Morris was thinking about something else: […]

Protests stop train, block California highway

Protests stop train, block California highway

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. Protesters blocked traffic on both sides of Interstate 80 in Berkeley, […]

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