- 2 men accused in Ferguson bomb plot set to change pleas Updated: Jun-02-15 8:14 am
ST. LOUIS - Two St. Louis men accused in federal court of planning bomb attacks during protests in Ferguson last year are scheduled to change their pleas.
- 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.
- Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case Updated: May-29-15 4:27 pm
CLAYTON, Missouri - A judge on Friday deferred ruling on a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, but he again gave strong indications he might toss the lawsuit.
- Suit filed in Ferguson police killing moves to federal court Updated: May-28-15 8:55 am
ST. LOUIS - A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents is moving to federal court.
- California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor Updated: May-23-15 12:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.
- Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training Updated: May-22-15 11:35 am
BURIEN, Washington - When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass.
- Caretaker of former Brown memorial denies discarding items Updated: May-22-15 10:47 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The caretaker of stuffed animals and other mementoes from a former mid-street Ferguson memorial to Michael Brown denies discarding many of the items from the makeshift shrine after they were removed this week.
- Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting Updated: May-21-15 6:17 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town's mayor said Thursday.
- Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site Updated: May-20-15 4:23 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The makeshift mid-street memorial that marked where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer last summer was cleared out Wednesday - what would have been his 19th birthday - amid plans to install a permanent plaque in his memory nearby.
- No charges for St. Louis officer who killed 18-year-old Updated: May-20-15 12:56 am
ST. LOUIS - An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges.
- Washington Supreme Court boosts cost of traffic tickets Updated: May-18-15 8:37 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court is boosting the base cost of traffic tickets in the state by $12 to help pay for a badly needed new computer system for district courts - a decision that four justices blasted as unfair to low-income residents who can least afford the fines.
- Missouri lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills Updated: May-17-15 10:32 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session began with hundreds of protesters shutting down the Senate, demanding changes to state law in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.
- Lawrence police staff required to read Ferguson report Updated: May-16-15 12:07 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Lawrence police officers have been required to read the federal report that details the Ferguson, Missouri, police department after last summer's shooting of Michael Brown.
- Analysis: Months of work by Missouri lawmakers end in chaos Updated: May-16-15 10:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session ended in chaos amid partisan gridlock and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.
- Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails Updated: May-15-15 9:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson.
- Attorney: Detroit man killed by ICE agent was shot in back Updated: May-15-15 4:54 pm
DETROIT - An attorney for the family of a 20-year-old Detroit man fatally shot by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said Friday that at least one of the bullets struck him in the back.
- Man indicted in Ferguson rally shooting that injured police Updated: May-15-15 4:40 pm
ST. LOUIS - A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been indicted on felony assault and weapons charges linked to a March shooting that wounded two police officers during a Ferguson protest.
- St. Louis archdiocese unveils social justice commission Updated: May-14-15 12:09 pm
ST. LOUIS - An Archdiocese of St. Louis commission meant to address social justice issues is in place.
- Ferguson shooting's witness freed on reduced bond Updated: May-13-15 4:06 pm
ST. LOUIS - A key witness in the Michael Brown shooting death was freed Wednesday on reduced bond linked to charges that he resisted arrest during a confrontation last week with police.
- Panel seeks Missouri governor's signoff on court-reform bill Updated: May-11-15 10:01 am
- Future of big-city policing on the ballot in Philadelphia Updated: May-10-15 11:10 am
PHILADELPHIA - One candidate said he would immediately go to the scene with the police commissioner. Another said she would go on television and ask for calm. Several said they would visit the victim's family, reach out to community leaders and make sure everyone had all the facts.
- At New York officer's funeral, police reflect on tough time Updated: May-08-15 3:46 pm
SEAFORD, New York - Thousands of police from around the country spilled out of a church into the streets surrounding a slain New York City officer's funeral on Friday, calling for respect and understanding at a time when law enforcement is being deeply scrutinized.
- Missouri senator seeks reforms for police military equipment Updated: May-07-15 3:06 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Two Democratic members of Missouri's congressional delegation said Thursday they're seeking to reform federal programs that provide military equipment to police, responding to allegations that local law enforcement overreached by using armored vehicles and high-caliber weapons during Ferguson protests.
- St. Louis mayor signs police oversight bill into law Updated: May-06-15 4:31 pm
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signed into law Wednesday a measure establishing a civilian oversight board to review complaints against police.
- Lawmaker: State AG should handle deaths caused by police Updated: May-06-15 2:32 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A New Jersey lawmaker said Wednesday she will introduce a bill to remove local prosecutors from cases involving a death caused by a police officer.