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Missouri Police Departments Required to Achieve Accreditation in New Law

July 13, 2015
A piece of the municipal court reform measure signed into law Thursday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon establishes an accreditation process for police departments in St. Louis County.

St. Louis Police Blame Judges, Prosecutors for Soaring Homicide Rate

July 9, 2015
The city’s soaring homicide numbers and climbing rate of other crimes have left police commanders scrambling for solutions — and pointing fingers.

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.

Branson Rolling Out Blue Carpet for Men and Women Behind the Badge

June 3, 2015
The City of Branson, Mo., is honoring current and past law enforcement members with a week-long celebration beginning Sat., June 13. Law Enforcement Recognition Week will pay tribute to active and retired law enforcement from across the country.

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.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Hospitalizes Missouri Officer

April 21, 2015

Detective Josh Ward of the Lee's Summit (Mo.) Police Department is in critical condition suffering from a flesh-eating bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes. More Here.

Video: Flesh-Eating Bacteria Hospitalizes Missouri Officer

April 21, 2015
Detective Josh Ward of the Lee's Summit (Mo.) Police Department is in critical condition suffering from a flesh-eating bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes.

St. Louis Board Votes to Create Police Oversight Panel

April 20, 2015
St. Louis will create a civilian oversight board to review complaints against police, the Board of Alderman decided Monday, though it will have limited powers.

4 Journalists Arrested During Ferguson Protests Sue Police

March 31, 2015
Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them.

Giuliani Says Officer Darren Wilson Should Be "Commended" for Shooting Brown

March 19, 2015

During an interview on Fox News last week, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson acted dutifully when he shot and killed Michael Brown last August. More Here.

Video: Giuliani Says Officer Darren Wilson Should Be "Commended" for Shooting Brown

March 19, 2015
During an interview on Fox News last week, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson acted dutifully when he shot and killed Michael Brown last August.

Missouri Officers Find Father, Children Dead After 23-Hour Apartment Standoff

March 17, 2015
Two children and an adult male were found dead when law enforcement made entry to a southwest Springfield, Mo., apartment Monday evening, ending a nearly 24-hour standoff situation, police said.

Police Deny Excessive Force Claim by Ferguson Shooting Suspect's Lawyer

March 17, 2015
In addition, Christmas said the officers hit by gunfire were shot by accident, but would not say how he knows that if Williams was not the shooter. He said Williams did not fire a gun that night.

Ferguson Ambush Part of Disturbing Trend

March 12, 2015
The number of law enforcement officers shot to death in the line of duty rose more than 50% in 2014, NLEOMF said in a December report.

2 Officers Shot in Ferguson During Protest

March 12, 2015

Two police officers were shot just after midnight Thursday outside the Ferguson police department. One officer was hit in the face, the other in the shoulder. The wounds have been described as "very serious" but not "life-threatening." More Here.

Ferguson Home Raided in Search of Shooters, Wounded Officers Treated and Released

March 12, 2015
Officers swarmed a home in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday morning in a search for those responsible for the shooting of two police officers outside the Ferguson police department about midnight.

Video: 2 Officers Shot in Ferguson During Protest

March 12, 2015
Two police officers were shot just after midnight Thursday outside the Ferguson police department. One officer was hit in the face, the other in the shoulder. The wounds have been described as "very serious" but not "life-threatening."

Justice Department Demands Changes After Investigation Reveals Ferguson Uses Police to Generate Revenue

March 5, 2015

The report describes a city government that uses its police and courts as an ATM, tolerating a culture of police brutality while pressuring the police chief and court officials to increase traffic enforcement and fees without regard to public safety. More Here.

Video: Justice Department Demands Changes After Investigation Reveals Ferguson Uses Police to Generate Revenue

March 5, 2015
The report describes a city government that uses its police and courts as an ATM, tolerating a culture of police brutality while pressuring the police chief and court officials to increase traffic enforcement and fees without regard to public safety.

St. Louis Chief Blames "Ferguson Effect" for Drop in Self-Initiated Policing

February 27, 2015

One of the steepest drops in S.I.A. occurred after the August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in a St. Louis suburb. Another steep drop in S.I.A. occurred after the Grand Jury decision on Nov. 24.  Dotson said criminals felt empowered, while officers felt hampered by what he calls the "Ferguson Effect." More Here.

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