New wave of protest leaders emerged after Ferguson

2017-10-06 06:14

Young people thrust into activism by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson are leading a new wave of civil disobedience in St. Louis, mentored by a civil rights movement veteran

Trump rolling back limits on military gear for police

2017-08-28 22:00

President Donald Trump will revive a programme that provides local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-calibre weapons and grenade launchers.

Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen

2017-03-27 11:45

A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager has quit the New York Police Department to avoid being fired following a disciplinary trial.

Boston police union goes to court over bodycams

2016-09-06 18:22

Boston's largest police union is headed to court to try to halt a programme requiring officers to wear body cameras.

Ferguson, Missouri gets black police chief after Michael Brown case

2016-05-10 14:13

An African American officer has taken the helm of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, less than two years after police there killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

State of emergency lifted in Ferguson

2015-08-14 17:55

St Louis County has ended the state of emergency imposed in Ferguson after protests and shootings.

No arrests in Ferguson protests

2015-08-12 17:40

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over last year's police killing of an unarmed teenager have ended peacefully.

Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease to riot-hit Ferguson

2015-08-11 12:38

Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, saying they are there to protect a media organisation but are drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike.

Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

2015-08-11 07:20

Ferguson was a community on edge again, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots and police critically wounded a black 18-year-old accused of opening fire on officers.

Michael Brown's father: Family still in mourning

2015-08-09 07:19

Michael Brown snr says he and his family are still in mourning one year after his son's death at the hands of a police officer.


Arrests as St Louis protests continue

2017-09-18 09:32

St Louis police have made several arrests as protesters broke windows and damaged property during a third night of demonstrations over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man.

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

2017-06-21 10:48

A federal judge has approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black Missouri teen who was shot dead by a white police officer, setting off months of protests.

Michael Brown's family fights Ferguson push for his records

2017-01-01 08:09

Michael Brown's parents are objecting to a request from Ferguson for the 18-year-old's medical and academic records as the city defends itself against the parents' lawsuit over the 2014 police shooting death of their son.

Shots fired in Ferguson after car hits protester

2016-08-10 09:31

Gunfire broke out during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, on the second anniversary of Michael Brown's death, disrupting what had been a peaceful gathering.

San Francisco police probed after shooting of black man

2016-02-02 12:45

The US Justice Department announced Monday the launch of an investigation into the police force in San Francisco, the latest to face national scrutiny over the use of excessive force in fatal incidents involving African Americans.

Ferguson state of emergency extended

2015-08-13 05:36

A state of emergency in the racial flashpoint US city of Ferguson was extended despite a night of calm, officials have said.

Protesters gather again in Ferguson

2015-08-12 15:48

Protesters have gathered again in Ferguson for a smaller, calmer demonstration than recent nights.

State of emergency declared in Ferguson

2015-08-11 08:26

St Louis County has declared a state of emergency following a night of unrest in Ferguson, after a teenager was charged with shooting at police officers.

Gunshots fired on anniversary of Brown shooting in Ferguson

2015-08-10 07:30

Gunfire has erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, as a day of peaceful rallies to mark one year since an unarmed teen was shot and killed by a police officer gave way to a confrontation between police and protesters.

Activists still fighting, a year after Ferguson unrest

2015-08-07 22:47

At another time, the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson a year ago might have gone virtually unnoticed.

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