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Russians Bought Black Lives Matter Facebook Ad Targeting Ferguson, Baltimore

September 28, 2017
At least one of the Facebook ads bought by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign referenced Black Lives Matter and was specifically targeted to reach audiences in Ferguson, MO, and Baltimore.

Former Ferguson Chief Writes Book About Michael Brown Shooting, Aftermath

July 25, 2017
The shooting’s aftermath thrust Jackson into the hot seat, making him the “primary focus of outrage” in its wake, he claims. And it was a few key decisions made during the initial hours after the shooting — including the “inflexible protocol” of leaving Brown’s body lying in the street for four hours — that he says created such a damaging narrative for police.

Judge Approves Ferguson Settlement With Michael Brown Family

June 21, 2017
A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement for an undisclosed sum in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting by a Ferguson Police officer.

Settlement Imminent in Brown Family’s Lawsuit Against Ferguson and Officers

June 20, 2017
The family of Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police Officer Darren Wilson are nearing settlement of a lawsuit over Brown’s 2014 fatal shooting by Wilson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Federal Judge Dismisses Excessive Force Lawsuit Against Police During Ferguson Protests

October 4, 2016
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a $40 million civil rights lawsuit that alleged police used excessive force against protesters in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown.

Over Accountability in Policing

June 19, 2016
Policing has always had dangers associated with the profession. Physical, emotional, and psychological threats have always existed. However, when the fear of those who work the streets behind those badges is directed more to their own agencies and the government they work for than it is towards the criminal element they are fighting every day, those who suffer the greatest will be the honest citizens of this country.

Ferguson to Swear in New Police Chief

May 9, 2016
Ferguson, MO, the St. Louis suburb that erupted into weeks of racially charged protests after a police officer killed an unarmed teen in 2014--an act of force that was proven to be justified by a county grand jury and a DOJ investigation--is slated to swear in its first African-American police chief Monday.

Officer Shortage Hits St. Louis City, County Police

March 29, 2016
The St. Louis County and Metropolitan Police Departments are joining others around the country in handing out "Help Wanted" signs, as more officers are leaving the force and fewer recruits are signing up to replace them.

Video: DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a 56-page lawsuit filed Wednesday, saying that the City Council had in fact rejected a proposed agreement the night before — despite Ferguson officials repeated claims to the contrary.

DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a 56-page lawsuit filed Wednesday, saying that the City Council had in fact rejected a proposed agreement the night before — despite Ferguson officials repeated claims to the contrary. More Here.

Man Gets 18 Months for Hacking Missouri Police Union Website

December 8, 2015
A man has been ordered to spend a year and a half in federal prison for a cyberattack that disabled a St. Louis-area police union's website during unrest related to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

Michael Brown's Family Gets 2016 Court Date for Wrongful Death Suit

November 23, 2015
A federal judge in St. Louis has scheduled an October 2016 trial in the case of Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden against the city of Ferguson, its former police chief, and former officer Darren Wilson.

Reaching Out to the Community

November 17, 2015

The events that unfolded in Ferguson and Baltimore may be over but their legacy lives on. These incidents are sparking a vigorous debate across the United States over the relationship between law enforcement and the citizenry they protect.

Suspect Shot After Opening Fire on Officers Following Ferguson Protest

August 10, 2015
Shots rang out late Sunday night in Ferguson, Mo., during a protest march when two men engaged in a gunfight and one of the men reportedly opened fire on an SUV full of plainclothes police officers. The officers returned fire and critically wounding the gunman after a foot pursuit. More Here

Video: Suspect Shot After Opening Fire on Officers Following Ferguson Protest

August 10, 2015
Shots rang out late Sunday night during a march in Ferguson, Mo., to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown when two men engaged in a gunfight and one of the men reportedly opened fire on an SUV full of plainclothes police officers. The officers returned fire and critically wounding the gunman after a foot pursuit.

Missouri Governor Directs Commission to Boost Officer Training

August 7, 2015
Gov. Jay Nixon ordered a state commission on Thursday to overhaul police training in Missouri by Dec. 1, in hopes of reducing officer-involved shootings, improving community relationships, and teaching officers to better cope with the emotional rigors of the job.

Police, Demonstrators Gear Up for Michael Brown Anniversary in Ferguson

August 4, 2015
Police commanders are expecting a peaceful weekend — and demonstrators are promising it. But authorities said Monday they would be prepared if the observance of the first anniversary of the controversial death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., turned violent.

DOJ Report Slams Missouri Agencies' Response to Ferguson Protests

June 30, 2015
The report suggests that last year’s unrest was aggravated by long-standing community animosity toward Ferguson police, and by a failure of commanders to provide more details to the public after an officer killed Michael Brown.

Ferguson Protesters Admit Plot to Bomb Police Station, Kill Officials

June 2, 2015
The pair met in August in Ferguson, during the protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by then-Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They started talking about buying guns and organizing protesters to "be like an army" and fight back against police, their plea agreement says.

Michael Brown's Family Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

April 23, 2015
The parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer in August, are suing the city of Ferguson, Mo., for wrongful death.
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