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Have Officers Changed Their Minds About Mandatory Body Camera Use?

What agencies quickly discovered is that while the technology was ready for such widespread use by officers, policy was not in place to cover how body cameras would be used. 

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Russians Bought Black Lives Matter Facebook Ad Targeting Ferguson, Baltimore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.