Michael Brown shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a black city councilman scored an election upset and ousted the white prosecutor criticized over his handling of the case. Wesley Bell’s stunning defeat of seven-term St. Louis […]

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lesley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been shot in the street near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson. Within minutes, her cellphone rang again. It was a family member declaring the victim was McSpadden’s 18-year-old son, Michael Brown. […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is close to an agreement with the Ferguson, Missouri, police department on a deal intended to bring sweeping changes to the agency, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The overhaul, once finalized, could avert a civil rights lawsuit that federal officials have the option to bring against […]

OK, so what is this fool trying to prove? In St. Louis, authorities have charged David Lopez Jackson with arson in connection with two of seven church fires in a predominantly African-American part of the St. Louis area. Even though Jackson, 35, from St. Louis has been charged for the fires, federal investigators said there […]

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County judge is set to resume hearing arguments in a lawsuit seeking an independent probe of the county prosecutor’s handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown. Judge Joseph Walsh III will continue hearing the case Friday after suspending proceedings last month while […]

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Small-community municipal elections don’t typically merit much attention, but Tuesday’s City Council race in Ferguson has attracted intense media coverage and efforts to boost voter participation with help from national organizations. The election is the first since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer last summer put […]

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — 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 Monday as he countered an earlier police description of the crime. Defense attorney Jerryl Christmas also suggested that St. Louis County police may have used […]

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old charged Sunday with shooting two police officers watching over a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department attended a protest there earlier that night but told investigators he wasn’t targeting the officers, officials said. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Jeffrey Williams told authorities he was firing at someone […]

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest. The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St. Louis County Police Chief Jon […]

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — 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 by unrest since a white police officer […]

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson leaders said Thursday they haven’t heard from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding two federal investigations, one into the shooting death of Michael Brown in August and the other into the practices of the city’s police department. Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Holder said he expects the Justice Department […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis area authorities planning for a grand jury announcement had proposed stationing Missouri National Guard troops and armored Humvees in a Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown had been shot by a policeman, according to records released Tuesday detailing the state’s preparations. The Guard wasn’t preemptively deployed to Ferguson’s most […]