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Ferguson mayor pledges to recruit black officers as city breaks silence

FERGUSON -- City leaders have not had a significant presence at the nightly demonstrations that often turn into police standoffs, but on Tuesday the city announced steps it hopes will improve race relations and bring "nighttime quiet and reconciliati ...

Officers involved in shootings relay physical, emotional toll of incidents

[caption id="attachment_21422" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]The stress of shooting someone in the line of duty was enough to put Penn Hills police Officer Duane Yenchik in the hospital. Yenchik, 61, fatally shot Anthony Watts ...

Friend tells officer's side in Michael Brown shooting

[caption id="attachment_33440" align="alignright" width="300"] Michael Brown lies in street following shooting. [/caption]For the first time, the public is getting Officer Darren Wilson's side of the story in the fatal shooting of Ferguson, Mo., teen ...

Crowd rallies at KSDK to support Ferguson police officer

ST. LOUIS -- About 150 people including law enforcement officers stood in front of KSDK (Channel 5) on Market Street late Sunday afternoon to rally in support of Ferguson Police OfficerDarren Wilson, the officer police say shot and killed Michael Bro ...

Hug a thug fails: National Guard coming to Ferguson

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday morning that he would call in the National Guard to Ferguson after Sunday proved the worst night of violent clashes since the shooting of Michael Brown last week. The governor's ex ...

Autopsy shows Michael Brown shot 6 times, all from the front

[caption id="attachment_33440" align="alignright" width="300"] Michael Brown lies in street following shooting. [/caption]FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, preliminary autopsy resu ...

Lax policing results in breakins, looting of stores in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police ...

Teen shot by Ferguson cop was suspect in strong-arm robbery

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The unarmed teenager whose fatal shooting by police ignited days of heated protests in suburban St. Louis was suspected of stealing cigars and pushing a clerk at a nearby convenience store earlier that day, police said Friday. F ...

Lawyer: Cops try to justify teen's shooting death

[caption id="attachment_33449" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — The attorney for the family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb says police are trying to assassi ...

Democrats want Eric Holder to investigate NYC chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) -- Several members of New York's congressional delegation are urging the Department of Justice to investigate the death of a man put in a police chokehold, further complicating first-term Mayor Bill de Blasio's precarious political bala ...


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