- Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest Updated: Jun-30-15 6:08 pm
ST. LOUIS - Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department draft report that found across-the-board flaws in law enforcement's response.
- Effort to recall Ferguson mayor falls short Updated: Jun-26-15 6:14 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - An effort to recall the mayor of Ferguson in the wake of last summer's shooting death of Michael Brown has fallen short.
- Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states Updated: Jun-26-15 6:34 am
ST. LOUIS - Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan "Black lives matter" on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall in parks and outside government buildings.
- Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force Updated: Jun-25-15 4:22 pm
ST. LOUIS - Ferguson's mostly white police force, widely maligned after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer last summer, is trying to become more diverse despite the St. Louis suburb's battered image and regional competition from better-paying police agencies, the interim police chief said.
- Richmond monument to Confederacy President Davis vandalized Updated: Jun-25-15 3:23 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Amid calls for Confederate symbols to come down around the South, a monument to Confederacy President Jefferson Davis was vandalized in Richmond, spray-painted with the phrase "Black Lives Matter."
- Ferguson Commission seeks municipal court reforms Updated: Jun-24-15 9:41 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The Ferguson Commission wants to overhaul St. Louis County's municipal court system by consolidating operations and eliminating many practices that have been labeled abusive.
- In NY, a special prosecutor for police killings, for now Updated: Jun-24-15 1:56 am
NEW YORK - Amid national debate over holding officers criminally accountable for killings by police, New York is giving such cases special consideration by appointing the attorney general to investigate them, for now.
- Prosecutor filings detail fatal stairwell shooting by NYPD Updated: Jun-23-15 11:00 pm
NEW YORK - A rookie police officer was arguing with his partner over who should call their supervisor in the chaotic moments after he'd accidentally fired his gun into a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex, and he did nothing to help when he discovered later that he'd mortally wounded an unarmed man, the prosecution says in court papers.
- Ferguson mayor facing another recall push Updated: Jun-23-15 10:44 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - A group seeking the ouster of Ferguson's mayor has submitted a new batch of petitions seeking a recall election in the wake of last summer's police shooting death of Michael Brown.
- Clinton to make first trip to Missouri in bid for presidency Updated: Jun-22-15 6:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign in the St. Louis area Tuesday, marking her first trip to Missouri as a presidential candidate.
- Police training gets new attention after high-profile deaths Updated: Jun-20-15 12:48 pm
Across the United States, police training is getting new attention, often after highly publicized deaths. Some examples:
- Some blacks feel fatigued after barrage of racial incidents Updated: Jun-19-15 3:18 am
WASHINGTON - The weariness, the rage, the depressing conviction that black life is stuck in a murderous loop fueled by racism - these emotions resounded in black America after the deadly shootings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
- St. Louis unveils multimedia bid to boost pride, image Updated: Jun-18-15 6:14 pm
ST. LOUIS - A group launched a marketing campaign Thursday meant to stoke pride in the two-state St. Louis region, hoping to strengthen the area's image, which was stung nearly a year ago after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson fueled racial unrest and the national "Black Lives Matter" campaign.
- Friend who witnessed Michael Brown's death appears in court Updated: Jun-15-15 2:08 pm
ST. LOUIS - The friend who was with Michael Brown last summer when 18-year-old Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer made his first court appearance Monday on a misdemeanor charge linked to an unrelated incident involving police last month.
- Ferguson hires interim city manager, municipal judge Updated: Jun-10-15 3:23 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson has hired its third city manager since a scathing Justice Department report in March forced a City Hall shake-up and called into question the legal system in the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown.
- Rule stops police from shooting at cars unless driver fires Updated: Jun-09-15 3:41 pm
DENVER - Denver police said Tuesday they have changed use of force guidelines following deadly encounters between officers and drivers, saying police can no longer fire on moving vehicles unless the driver is shooting at officers or civilians.
- Police forces across the nation reaching out to Chesapeake Updated: Jun-06-15 9:53 am
CHESAPEAKE, Virginia - Look up an article on police body cameras or tune into a recent broadcast about them, and there's a good chance you'll encounter a familiar name: Police Chief Kelvin Wright.
- AP source: LA chief, watchdog find police shooting justified Updated: Jun-06-15 1:04 am
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles police chief and his department's independent watchdog have found that a fatal close-range shooting of a 25-year-old black man by officers last year was justified, a department source said Friday night.
- Grand juror in Ferguson killing case fights gag order anew Updated: Jun-04-15 3:57 pm
ST. LOUIS - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death last summer has asked a county judge to expeditiously allow her to publicly discuss those secret proceedings and free of her of possibly being prosecuted for it.
- Suspect in Ferguson police shooting pleads not guilty Updated: Jun-03-15 4:16 pm
CLAYTON, Missouri - A man accused of shooting two St. Louis-area police officers in March during a protest in Ferguson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to seven charges.
- Civil rights groups want meeting to address racial profiling Updated: Jun-03-15 12:05 pm
ST. LOUIS - At least eight civil rights advocacy groups have asked to meet with Missouri's attorney general to discuss his office's latest findings that black drivers are 75 percent more likely to be stopped in the state than white drivers.
- 2 men plead guilty to foiled Ferguson bomb plot Updated: Jun-02-15 2:44 pm
ST. LOUIS - Two St. Louis men pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges that they planned a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials following the killing there last summer of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
- Missouri police stopped blacks more than whites in 2014 Updated: Jun-01-15 1:35 pm
ST. LOUIS - The disparity in the rate at which Missouri authorities pulled over black drivers compared with whites last year surged to its highest level since the state began compiling data 15 years ago, the state's top law enforcer said Monday.