- White officer cleared in hospital death of black woman Updated: May-27-16 3:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The white police officer who handcuffed a black woman outside a Florida hospital where she died less than two hours later will not face charges.
- In police cases, black activists push reforms outside court Updated: May-27-16 6:11 am
BALTIMORE - Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of a man who was injured in the back of a police van was convicted.
- Amid turmoil, chess helps Ferguson kids cope, excel Updated: May-24-16 7:53 pm
ST. LOUIS - Ten-year-old Tyson Stegall stared intently at the chess board as his opponent, grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez, pondered a move. The fourth-grader gave a little grimace, then a smile, when Ramirez finished him off with a checkmate.
- Ferguson city attorney to resign, commends leaders' 'grace' Updated: May-24-16 6:16 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson's city attorney has announced plans to step down, just a few weeks after the St. Louis suburb engulfed in racial unrest since Michael Brown's 2014 death revealed they were replacing her as local prosecutor.
- Louisiana set to expand hate-crimes laws to include police Updated: May-24-16 5:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews - a move that could stir the national debate over the relationship between law enforcement and minorities.
- 'Grey's Anatomy' actor helps produce BET documentary Updated: May-24-16 11:31 am
NEW YORK - Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET's documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule capturing the conditions that led to the group's formation.
- 'Waco Horror' marks centennial Updated: May-22-16 12:35 pm
WACO, Texas - Mary Pearson doesn't need to be reminded of Jesse Washington's lynching.
- Charges dropped against 2 reporters covering Ferguson unrest Updated: May-19-16 8:07 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Prosecutors on Thursday dropped charges of trespassing and interference with police officers against two national reporters arrested while covering the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
- Detroit City Council approves police body camera contract Updated: May-17-16 3:25 pm
DETROIT - Officers with the Detroit Police Department are getting body cameras.
- Ex-St. Louis officer charged with murder in 2011 shooting Updated: May-16-16 7:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A former St. Louis police officer was ordered held without bond Monday after being charged with first-degree murder in a 2011 shooting of a 24-year-old man after a chase.
- The Latest: Nixon isn't saying whether he'll veto gun bill Updated: May-13-16 9:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Latest on the final day of the Missouri legislative session (all times local):
- Missouri lawmakers pass expanded gun rights on final day Updated: May-13-16 9:21 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights Friday, allowing people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats.
- 3 arrested during Ferguson protest cleared of wrongdoing Updated: May-13-16 3:16 pm
ST. LOUIS - Three people arrested during a protest days after Michael Brown's death in Ferguson have been cleared of wrongdoing.
- Journalists arrested in Ferguson settle lawsuit with county Updated: May-11-16 1:24 pm
ST. LOUIS - Four journalists arrested during protests that followed the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson have settled their lawsuit against St. Louis County police, attorneys for both sides said Wednesday.
- Recent Missouri Editorials Updated: May-10-16 5:58 pm
The Kansas City Star, May 10
- Missouri limits body camera videos 2 years after Ferguson Updated: May-10-16 3:03 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Legislation limiting public access to police body camera videos won final approval Tuesday in Missouri, nearly two years after a fatal police shooting in Ferguson spurred massive protests over the way police interact with residents.
- AP Interview: Michael Brown's mom's book recalls death, life Updated: May-10-16 12:50 am
ST. LOUIS - Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been shot in the street near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson.
- Gun violence gets more nuanced, probing coverage Updated: May-07-16 2:44 pm
LOS ANGELES - Media attention to gun violence tends to be doled out in predictable, limited ways: when a mass shooting happens, when the anniversary of such a tragedy is marked or when the use of deadly force by law enforcement or citizens is questioned.
- Judge strikes down St. Louis County policing measure Updated: May-06-16 11:13 am
CLAYTON, Missouri - A St. Louis County judge has ruled that the county cannot require police departments in 57 cities and towns to adhere to a set of standards for the use of force, vehicle pursuits and other matters.
- Ferguson seeking to replace city prosecutor Updated: May-04-16 11:16 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson is seeking to replace a city prosecutor who was criticized by the federal investigation of the St. Louis suburb's justice system after the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown.