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Man charged in Ferguson shooting

Mar 16, 2015 - 12:31 PM

Jeffrey Williams 20 is charged with first degree assault armed criminal action and shooting a firearm from a motor vehicle causing injury

Police crime scene tape lies in the gutter outside the Ferguson Police Department at the spot where two police officers were shot during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 13 March 2015. Tannen Maury/EPA

Ferguson activists press ahead, undeterred by latest shooting

Mar 15, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Activists take the first steps to force the mayor out of office while residents awaited signs of progress in the investigation

Police crime scene tape lies in the gutter outside the Ferguson Police Department at the spot where two police officers were shot during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 13 March 2015. Tannen Maury/EPA

Officers shot in Ferguson released from hospital

Mar 12, 2015 - 1:58 PM

4th UPDATE An intense manhunt was under way for a suspect or suspects in the shootings of the officers

Protestors chant on the steps of the City of Ferguson Police Department and Municipal Court in Ferguson Missouri, March 11, 2015. Kate Munsch/Reuters

Ferguson police chief quits after racism report

Mar 12, 2015 - 11:56 AM

Thomas Jackson is the latest prominent official in the St Louis suburb to stand down

A file picture dated 01 December 2014 shows Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson (C) outside the first meeting of the Ferguson Commission at the Ferguson Community Center in Ferguson, Missouri, USA. Robert Cohen/St Louis Post-Dispatch/EPA

Senior Ferguson official out after 'racism' report

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The Ferguson City Council votes unanimously on a mutual separation agreement with Shaw effective immediately

Protesters gesture in front of a burning auto parts store in Ferguson Missouri, USA, 25 November 2014. Tannen Maury/EPA

US Attorney General 'prepared' to disband Ferguson police

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:12 AM

The Justice Department uncovers a cache of racist emails and proof of multiple rights violations in the Missouri town where a white policeman shot dead an unarmed black teenager on August 9 2014

'SHOCKED.' US Attorney General Eric Holder delivers an address regarding the US Justice Department's findings related to two investigations in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Justice Department in Washington DC, USA, March 4, 2015. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Policeman cleared in US town that 'targeted blacks'

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:38 AM

The US Justice Department says it found a widespread pattern of racial discrimination and multiple violations of citizens constitutional rights

AFTER FERGUSON. In this file photo, aprotester holds her hands up in front of a police car in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 25, 2014 during demonstrations a day after violent protests and looting following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Photo by Jewel Samad / AFP

Mayor vows to rebuild riot-torn Ferguson

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Mayor James Knowles: We are recommitted to rebuilding the city and to once again becoming a thriving community for economic development and residential stability

HOLIDAY CHEER. Ferguson resident Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

US activists demand police reform as Ferguson cop quits

Nov 30, 2014 - 10:23 AM

The marchers are demanding the sacking of the Ferguson police chief nationwide police reforms and an end to racial profiling

Police officer at center of Ferguson shooting resigns

Nov 30, 2014 - 8:19 AM

It was my hope to continue in police work but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me the police officer wrote

SPEAKING OUT. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopolous (not in photo), aired 25 November 2014. Image courtesy ABC News

Fil-Ams weigh in on Ferguson

Nov 30, 2014 - 1:23 AM

UPDATED We all should stand with the people of Ferguson with the Brown family and all other African American parents who lost their sons to racist police violence and killings says BAYAN USA president Bernadette Ellorin

FERGUSON PROTEST. BAYAN USA-NY members at a protest action in Manhattan over the latest development in the Ferguson incident. Photo by Lenn Almadin Thornhill

Police arrest 15 in fresh Ferguson protests

Nov 29, 2014 - 3:08 PM

Protests erupt around the United States following the grand jury s decision to indict the white policeman responsible for shooting 18 year old Michael Brown

FERGUSON. Protesters took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, for another day to voice their outcry over the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August. Photo by Larry Smith/ EPA

UN watchdog slams police shootings of blacks in US

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:34 PM

UPDATED The UN Committee Against Torture urges Washington to ensure that all cases of police brutality and excessive use of force are investigated promptly effectively and impartially

JUSTICE. Protestors march shouting slogans and carrying signs through neighborhoods in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 23 November 2014. File photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Cop at center of Ferguson case to leave force – attorney

Nov 28, 2014 - 9:36 PM

There s no way in the world he can go back to being a police officer says Darren Wilson s lawyer

SPEAKING OUT. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopolous (not in photo), aired 25 November 2014. Image courtesy ABC News

Ferguson takes comfort in Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2014 - 7:21 AM

Residents are keeping out of the cold spending the holiday with friends and family attending church services and beautifying boarded up stores

PEACE ON EARTH. Ferguson resident Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

Ferguson calm as new US police shooting in spotlight

Nov 27, 2014 - 11:55 PM

Ferguson has seen three days of sometimes violent protests over a decision by a grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead a black teen

'END RACIAL PROFILING.' In this photo Michael Brown Sr. (C), the father of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a white police officer in the norther Saint-Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, last August arrives to give a press conference on November 12, 2014 in Geneva after attending a session of the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT). File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Ferguson cleans up, but passions still inflamed

Nov 27, 2014 - 7:36 AM

Despite simmering fury over Officer Darren Wilson s August killing of 18 year old Michael Brown there are signs in Ferguson that the situation is stabilizing

HOLIDAY CHEER. Ferguson resident Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

Obama deportation shield, Syria air strikes, Ferguson cop | The wRap

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:00 PM

About 40 thousand Filipinos are eligible for US President Obama’s deportation shield Syria fires air strikes at ISIS capital Raqa leaving 63 dead The Ferguson cop who killed a black teen says his conscience is clear

Troops tripled in Ferguson; protests spread

Nov 26, 2014 - 2:33 PM

UPDATED Protest marches spring up in cities across the United States as a huge security operation stifles clashes in Ferguson the town at the center of the country s latest racially charged riots

ATTACKED. Police officers put out a fire in a police car after protesters set it on fire in front of City Hall in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 25 November 2014. Tannen Maury/EPA

Ferguson police officer says he has 'clean conscience'

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:47 AM

UPDATED The reason I have a clean conscience is because I know I did my job right Wilson tells ABC News speaking publicly for the first time

SPEAKING OUT. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopolous (not in photo), aired 25 November 2014. Image courtesy ABC News

Bitter disappointment fuels rage and riots in Ferguson

Nov 26, 2014 - 6:58 AM

I m very disappointed I m very saddened I m very angry

US VS THEM. Demonstrators face off against the police after the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 24 November 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

Troops tripled in Ferguson; Obama condemns violence

Nov 25, 2014 - 5:39 PM

UPDATED Lawyers for the family of slain youth Michael Brown denounce the prosecutor whose grand jury hearing found that police officer Darren Wilson had killed the 18 year old in self defense

A man cleans up a damaged business along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 25 November 2014. Alexey Furman/EPA

Protests over Ferguson ruling spread across US

Nov 25, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Angry people took to the streets from Seattle out west to Chicago in the middle and New York the nation s largest city as the hotspot town of Ferguson Missouri – where the decision was rendered – roiled with rioting

Protesters march with their hands in the air to Time Square to protest the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to bring criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, in New York, New York, USA, 24 November 2014. Peter Foley/EPA

No charges vs officer in Ferguson shooting

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:48 AM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama and the family of slain 18 year old Michael Brown separately appeal for calm after the St Louis prosecutor revealed the jury s verdict

FOR JUSTICE. Protestors march shouting slogans and carrying signs through neighborhoods in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 23 November 2014. Tannen Maury/EPA

Father of slain teen urges calm in US town of Ferguson

Nov 22, 2014 - 8:37 AM

Thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer says Michael Brown Sr

'END RACIAL PROFILING.' In this photo Michael Brown Sr. (C), the father of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a white police officer in the norther Saint-Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, last August arrives to give a press conference on November 12, 2014 in Geneva after attending a session of the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT). File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Ferguson braces ahead of grand jury decision

Nov 12, 2014 - 9:18 AM

A grand jury is looking at the racially charged shooting in which white police officer Darren Wilson shot 18 year old Michael Brown and is expected to announce its findings any time between mid to late November

Demonstrators march in protest over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 18 August 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

US policeman who shot dead teen 'feared for his life'

Oct 18, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Police officer Darren Wilson tells authorities that teenager Michael Brown who died August 9 had punched and scratched him repeatedly

SUPPORT. A protester displays signs and T-shirt during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014, in St. Louis, Missouri. File photo by Michael B. Thomas/AFP

Police arrest 17 at US protests over Ferguson shooting

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:13 AM

Thousands of people take to the streets and hold vigils as part of a so called weekend of resistance staged in anger over the August 9 death of Michael Brown

Demonstrators taunt police officers in riot gear as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown outside the Ferguson Police Station October, 11 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joshua Lott/AFP

Thousands protest in St Louis over Ferguson shooting

Oct 12, 2014 - 1:45 PM

The protest is part of a so called weekend of resistance organized in the aftermath of the August 9 shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown in the nearby suburb of Ferguson Missouri

Demonstrators taunt police officers in riot gear as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown outside the Ferguson Police Station October, 11 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joshua Lott/AFP

Officer faces grand jury over Ferguson shooting

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:28 AM

Darren Wilson testified for almost 4 hours about the August 9 shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown

REMEMBERING MIKE. People stand near a memorial setup on the spot in the street where Michael Brown's body lay after he was shot by a police officer on August 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

US announces probe into Ferguson police

Sep 05, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Brown s shooting on August 9 and subsequent violent protests reopened a fierce national debate on race and the tactics used by police in dealing with minorities

SEEKING JUSTICE. US Attorney General Eric Holder responds to a question from the news media on the Justice Department’s efforts in Ferguson, Missouri during a press conference at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, USA 04 September 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

US to probe police in Ferguson

Sep 04, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder s agency would probe police in Ferguson to see if there was evidence of a pattern of civil rights violations by the department

CHAOS IN FERGUSON. Tear gas and smoke wafts around the site of a protest of the death of Michael Brown August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP

UN watchdog tells US to curb police racism

Aug 30, 2014 - 9:53 AM

Although street protests have subsided the debate over racial discrimination and distrust between African Americans and the police rages on

CURB POLICE RACISM. Protesters stand outside the US Embassy in Central London, Britain, August 27, 2014, to protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA. File photo by Will Oliver/EPA

Ferguson: Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager

Aug 26, 2014 - 7:43 AM

Michael Brown s family bid farewell to the 18 year old with gospel hymns and fiery orations that rocked a packed Baptist church

FAREWELL. The casket of Michael Brown is taken out of the church during the funeral services for Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, St Louis, Missouri, USA, 25 August 2014. Robert Cohen/Pool/EPA

#Ferguson: Thousands expected at Michael Brown's funeral

Aug 25, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Though calm had returned to the small city of Ferguson MO after days of sometimes violent protests the funeral for Michael Brown will be under heavy surveillance

REMEMBERING MIKE. People stand near a memorial setup on the spot in the street where Michael Brown's body lay after he was shot by a police officer on August 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Police officer brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'

Aug 23, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The officer from the police department in Glendale another St Louis suburb was suspended after he expressed contempt for the Ferguson protesters on his Facebook account

PROTESTS. Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown march through the streets as they make their voices heard on August 20 in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

National Guard ordered out of US riot town

Aug 22, 2014 - 12:02 PM

State troopers and then the National Guard were sent in to improve security and by late Wednesday following the Holder visit tensions on the streets of Ferguson had eased

DAY OF RAGE. A handful of protesters gather outside the White House for an event, organized by the activist group Anonymous, called 'National Day of Rage' over the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in Washington DC, USA, 21 August 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US Attorney General meets with Brown family in Ferguson

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder promises the family in a private 20 minute meeting that there would be a fair and independent inquiry into the August 9 death of their 18 year old son

Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown march through the streets as they make their voices heard on August 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Police hold back on tear gas at Ferguson protest

Aug 20, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Ferguson is ground zero of a renewed debate about race and strong armed law enforcement in America since the August 9 fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown

ON GUARD. Police in riot gear move in to make arrests as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 19 August 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

New fatal police shooting near US protest town

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Civic leaders in Ferguson in Missouri call for night time quiet and reconciliation after another night of protests and violence in the majority black town

ANOTHER INCIDENT. People raise their arms while chanting, 'Hands up, Don't Shoot', as they stand nearby to where St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it on August 19, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Police fire tear gas in Ferguson as Obama calls for calm

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:02 AM

UPDATED Obama says there is no excuse for local police to employ excessive force and urges Missouri to make only limited use of the guards while still condemning violent protest

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement to provide an update on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 August 2014. Olivier Douliery/Pool/EPA

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

Aug 16, 2014 - 12:15 AM

3rd UPDATE The Ferguson police links the 18 year old student to the theft of a box of cigars shortly before his death in broad daylight on a residential sidewalk

Police identify officer who shot US teen

Aug 15, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson named the officer as Darren Wilson a 6 year veteran of the police force

JUSTICE. Protesters gather on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, USA on August 14. Photo by Robert Rodriguez/EPA