The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.
Police in the nation’s capital will begin wearing cameras Wednesday to record them as they perform their duties and interact with the public.
Authorities were searching Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.
President Barack Obama says the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities.
Former President Bill Clinton said that an increasingly violent climate in the U.S. has been exacerbated by stand-your-ground laws, the NRA, and those who only surround themselves with people who agree with their opinions – but he rejects that the country is more racist than it was in the past.
D.C. police announced Wednesday it will start a $1 million dollar pilot program to wear body cameras on October 1.
Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri.
The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts.
Study shows that on average white Americans have 91 out of 100 white friends, and only one black friend.
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 representing Anne Arundel County officers donated over $1,000 last week to the legal fees of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson cop who shot and killed Michael Brown.