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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.

Video: 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."

Kansas City Officer Indicted for On-Duty Shooting

February 23, 2015
In an internal message to department members, Police Chief Darryl Forté said he believed the officer was “acting in the best interest of public safety when he was placed in that situation.”

Ferguson Attracts Large Pool of Applicants for Police Jobs

February 19, 2015
Mayor James Knowles III believes city leaders have made it clear they are seeking minority officers to build a more diverse police force in the St. Louis suburb that endured months of unrest after Brown’s death last summer.

Feds Expected to Sue Ferguson Police Department for Racial Discrimination

February 19, 2015
The Justice Department is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department over what it believes to be a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the police department does not agree to make changes on its own.

Shoving Match Erupts at St. Louis Police Board Hearing

January 29, 2015

Proposed after the Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the civilian panel would hear complaints about police actions, be able to review evidence from internal affairs investigations and evaluate police policies. More Here.

Video: Shoving Match Erupts at St. Louis Police Board Hearing

January 29, 2015
Proposed after the Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the civilian panel would hear complaints about police actions, be able to review evidence from internal affairs investigations and evaluate police policies.

Missouri Officer Shot, Suspect in Custody

January 26, 2015
After hours of searching an area where a Springfield (Mo.) PD officer was shot early this morning, Springfield police found and arrested a man.

Former Officer Reunites With Woman He Rescued as an Abandoned Baby 51 Years Ago

January 23, 2015
“I saw this baby sitting on the blanket and she wasn’t moving, just looking at me, befuddled as to what’s going on,” he recalled. “She was perfectly dressed like she was ready for Sunday church.”

Recent Parolee Charged in Shooting of Off-Duty Mo. Officer

December 29, 2014
A recent parolee has been charged in the shooting last weekend of an off-duty St. Louis police officer in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood.

Violent Protest Flares After Fatal Police Shooting Near Ferguson

December 24, 2014

Several people were on the ground in handcuffs. Police tried to keep people back and set up a perimeter. During the scuffle it appears that someone threw fireworks near a gas pump.  After that explosion, our crews saw police use pepper spray to keep crowds at bay. More Here.

Video: Violent Protest Flares After Fatal Police Shooting Near Ferguson

December 24, 2014
Several people were on the ground in handcuffs. Police tried to keep people back and set up a perimeter. During the scuffle it appears that someone threw fireworks near a gas pump. After that explosion, our crews saw police use pepper spray to keep crowds at bay.

Suburban St. Louis Officer Shoots, Kills 18-Year-Old Suspect Near Ferguson

December 24, 2014
An 18-year-old suspect was shot and killed Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Berkeley, Mo., convenience store after reportedly pulling a handgun and pointing it at a police officer. The incident occurred only a few miles from Ferguson and sparked a violent protest.

Video: Kansas City Officer Rescues Lost Dogs

December 19, 2014
“As I pull up, it’s a motorcycle cop sitting in the cold grass with two stray — or what appears to be stray dogs, just sitting there petting them,” she said.
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