A man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County’s police chief said early Monday.
One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is being marked with a somber march and a moment of silence.
On the eve of the anniversary of Michael Brown being shot and killed during a confrontation with a police officer, Brown’s father said Saturday that the family is still mourning the 18-year-old’s death.
Authorities say a 20-year-old man who had been out at Thursday’s protest is charged in the shootings of two St. Louis area officers.
President Barack Obama read “Mean Tweets” on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night, but he was unfazed.
The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
Justice Dept. said no way to tell if officer Darren Wilson lied about fearing for his safety but found evidence of racial bias within the Ferguson police department.
A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, a law enforcement official familiar with the report said Tuesday.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he expects the Justice Department to announce before he leaves office the result of separate federal investigations into the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.
The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.