- Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later Updated: Aug-28-15 7:20 pm
ALSIP, Illinois - The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one - Emmett Till - was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.
- Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson Updated: Aug-27-15 5:17 pm
ST. LOUIS - A suburban St. Louis man was charged Thursday with killing a 9-year-old girl who was sitting on her mother's bed doing her homework when shots were fired into her home.
- Police investigate Chicago cop's Ferguson shooting comment Updated: Aug-26-15 6:07 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago police said Wednesday that the head of the department has ordered the investigation of an incident in which a white officer tells a man shooting a video that Michael Brown "deserved" to be shot last year in Ferguson, Missouri.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Aug-26-15 3:38 pm
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- Ferguson municipal judge announces sweeping changes Updated: Aug-24-15 8:04 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson's new municipal judge ordered massive changes Monday in the city's much-criticized municipal court, a move he said is aimed at restoring confidence in the system and easing the burden on needy defendants.
- Ferguson Commission to meet again as deadline nears Updated: Aug-24-15 8:28 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - A panel tasked with finding ways to resolve social and economic divisions brought out by last year's unrest after the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown will meet again as a key deadline approaches.
- County criticized for belatedly charging Ferguson protesters Updated: Aug-19-15 5:23 pm
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis County faces sharp criticism from several organizations over belatedly filing criminal cases against protesters arrested in Ferguson last year following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
- Detroit to equip all city police officers with body cameras Updated: Aug-18-15 4:19 pm
DETROIT - Body cameras will become standard equipment for all Detroit police officers over the next several years.
- Bay City approves body cameras for its police officers Updated: Aug-18-15 6:58 am
BAY CITY, Michigan - All police officers in Bay City will be getting body cameras.
- Grand juror in Michael Brown case appeals gag order on panel Updated: Aug-17-15 11:55 am
ST. LOUIS - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown is challenging a federal judge's dismissal of her lawsuit that sought to allow her to speak publicly about those secret proceedings.
- Ferguson defends interim chief after concerns raised Updated: Aug-14-15 2:20 pm
ST. LOUIS - Ferguson city officials on Friday defended interim Police Chief Andre Anderson after an online report raised concerns about his record as an officer in Glendale, Arizona.
- County halts Ferguson state of emergency Updated: Aug-14-15 11:07 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - St. Louis County has lifted the state of emergency that was imposed in Ferguson and the surrounding area after shootings during protests to mark the anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
- Illinois trooper's trial over strip search delayed Updated: Aug-13-15 6:40 pm
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - Recent unrest on the anniversary of Michael Brown's police shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, has led to the postponement of a trial for a white state trooper accused of an improper strip search of a black Illinois motorist, a prosecutor said Thursday.
- As anniversary and protests fade, Ferguson looks ahead Updated: Aug-12-15 4:47 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown's death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the months to come. A look at what's ahead:
- The Latest on Ferguson: Father expects Harris to survive Updated: Aug-12-15 1:25 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The latest in the events surrounding the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local):
- Armed militia group's return to Ferguson raises concern Updated: Aug-12-15 12:53 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The return of an armed militia group patrolling the streets of Ferguson drew criticism Tuesday from both protesters and the county police chief overseeing security amid ongoing demonstrations marking the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.
- California governor signs 2 bills tied to police misconduct Updated: Aug-11-15 6:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills relating to police misconduct in California as debates about the use of excessive force by officers continue across the country.
- Director defends 'Straight Outta Compton' accuracy Updated: Aug-11-15 2:26 pm
LOS ANGELES - The director of "Straight Outta Compton" says he's "very happy with the accuracy" of the movie that depicts the creation and eventual breakup of influential rap group N.W.A.
- US attorney general praises police officers as peacemakers Updated: Aug-10-15 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch voiced strong support Monday for the country's police officers, praising them as peacemakers and encouraging them to be part of the national conversation about improving relationships with minority communities.
- News Guide: Shooting during protest rocks Ferguson Updated: Aug-10-15 8:10 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - A weekend of peaceful events marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death turned violent when dozens of gunshots rang out at a late-night protest and police a brief time later seriously wounded a black 18-year-old accused of opening fire on officers.
- Missouri public defender director asks Nixon for $10 million Updated: Aug-10-15 7:47 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The director of Missouri's public defender system on Monday announced he's asking Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for an additional $10 million this fiscal year, saying that the money is needed to help the agency adequately represent the state's poorest individuals charged with crimes.
- NYC rally marks 1-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death Updated: Aug-09-15 8:58 pm
NEW YORK - A sea of motionless human bodies was splayed across a Brooklyn pavement Sunday, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown.
- Police investigate drive-by shooting near Ferguson march Updated: Aug-09-15 3:44 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - St. Louis County police are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened just blocks away from a march that marked a year since Michael Brown's death in Ferguson.
- Legislator says he'll keep pushing for police body cameras Updated: Aug-09-15 12:01 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A state legislator who is also a retired police officer said he will continue his push to require Rhode Island police officers to wear body cameras.
- Sanders talks at rally after activists disrupt earlier event Updated: Aug-09-15 2:17 am
SEATTLE - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a packed crowd Saturday night at the University of Washington campus about his commitment to criminal justice reform as well as addressing income equality.