- NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting Updated: Feb-11-16 10:10 pm
NEW YORK - A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.
- Nixon, Kinder commend Ferguson's efforts at police reform Updated: Feb-11-16 7:15 pm
ST. LOUIS - Missouri's top two elected officials credited Ferguson on Thursday with pressing ahead with policing and court reforms despite a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging that the St. Louis suburb routinely violated residents' rights and misused law enforcement to generate revenue.
- If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in? Updated: Feb-11-16 5:30 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the city's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that they might someday disband the police department and cede law enforcement to another agency.
- AP news guide: A look at the turmoil in Ferguson Updated: Feb-11-16 2:43 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson after the City Council failed to approve an agreement that sought to address concerns about police and municipal court practices in the St. Louis suburb.
- Latest: Government files civil rights suit against Ferguson Updated: Feb-10-16 5:24 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The latest on efforts by Ferguson to reach a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve police and court practices in the St. Louis suburb (all times local):
- Cleric arrested during Ferguson protest acquitted Updated: Feb-09-16 4:49 pm
CLAYTON, Missouri - A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video Updated: Feb-08-16 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Beyonce's new video "Formation" is "pro-Black Panther" and "anti-cop," says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
- New leader of Missouri State NAACP promises more inclusion Updated: Feb-07-16 3:13 pm
ST. LOUIS - The new leader of the Missouri State NAACP says he plans to build a younger, more inclusive organization that will work for various causes around the state.
- Stafford citizens form multicultural coalition Updated: Feb-07-16 12:47 pm
STAFFORD, Virginia - Allen Goad's commute home July 3, 2015, left him alarmed and angry.
- Friday deadline for council application in Ferguson Updated: Feb-04-16 8:19 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The city of Ferguson has extended until Friday the deadline for applications to fill a vacancy on the city council, an issue that is causing renewed concerns along racial lines.
- Civil rights advocate Mckesson runs for Baltimore mayor Updated: Feb-03-16 11:36 pm
BALTIMORE - Civil rights advocate DeRay Mckesson has joined the field seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor of Baltimore.
- Charges dropped against 6 Ferguson protesters Updated: Jan-22-16 12:51 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Charges have been dropped against six activists who were arrested during a protest in Ferguson, just as their trial was about to begin. The case was expected to include allegations of police brutality, claims of missing evidence and discussions about the shortcomings of body cameras.