Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

This undated photo provided by the St. Louis County Police Department shows Ladue, Mo., Police Officer Julia Crews, 37, who was charged Wednesday, May 1, 2019, with second-degree assault. Authorities say Crews meant to use a stun gun but accidently shot her service revolver during a confrontation with a shoplifting suspect outside a grocery store. The 33-year-old woman who was shot remains hospitalized. (St. Louis County Police via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 7:32 pm
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police officer who says she meant to use her stun gun but mistakenly grabbed her service revolver was indicted on a second-degree assault charge Wednesday for shooting a suspected shoplifter outside a grocery store. St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell...
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Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden embraces her brother Courtney McSpadden during McSpadden's election night watch party after losing the Ferguson City Council race at Sweetie Pie's in Dellwood on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in St. Louis. Her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. McSpadden finished third in a three-way race in Ferguson's 3rd Ward. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 1:58 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's mother was defeated Tuesday in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. Lesley McSpadden finished third in a three-way race in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Six young men with connections to the Ferguson protests, including Crawford, have died, drawing attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests and note that only two were homicides. But activists and observers remain puzzled and wonder if they'll ever get answers. Crawford fatally shot himself in May 2017 after telling acquaintances he had been distraught over personal issues, police said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
March 17, 2019 - 4:43 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Democratic candidate for St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Wesley Bell speaks during a campaign rally in Bridgeton, Mo. Wesley, the new St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, is so far declining comment on whether he will consider reopening the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Brown, a black and unarmed 18-year-old, was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014, setting off months of protests. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
January 08, 2019 - 5:25 pm
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — New St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell is wasting no time implementing changes in how the county approaches crime. But so far he's not ready to address his biggest issue: whether to reopen the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Among...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file frame from video, April Pipkins holds a photograph of her deceased son, Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., during an interview in Birmingham, Ala. Bradford, who was licensed to carry a gun, was killed Thanksgiving night by an officer responding to a report of gunfire at a shopping mall in Hoover, Ala. The recent shootings of Bradford Jr. and Jemel Roberson amplified long-held worries that bad things can happen when a black man is seen with a gun. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
December 06, 2018 - 2:46 pm
ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Gun-rights advocates like to say, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun." Some black gun owners, though, are not so sure it's a wise idea for them to try to be the good guy and pull out a weapon in public. Twice in the span of 11 days last...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Ferguson protester's son as a suicide, although a message on social media posted by his mother has sparked assertions that it was a lynching. Melissa McKinnies, who was active in the St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Amanda Cahill of the American Heart Association speaks to a rally in support of a ballot initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes in Helena, Mont. A measure to raise tobacco taxes to extend an existing Medicaid expansion is on the November 2018 ballot. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
October 24, 2018 - 9:02 am
Marijuana legalization. An increase in the minimum wage. Expansion of Medicaid. Come Election Day, voters in a batch of Republican-dominated states will weigh in on these and other liberal or centrist proposals that reached the ballot after bypassing state legislatures. Pushed forward via signature...
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People react outside of City Hall after a jury convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald Friday, Oct 5, 2018, in Chicago. Van Dyke, 40, was the first Chicago officer to be charged with murder for an on-duty shooting in about 50 years. He was taken into custody moments after the verdict was read. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 06, 2018 - 10:47 am
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second such verdict nationally in two months. Jason Van Dyke's guilty conviction for second-degree murder...
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Tina Hunter, center, wipes her eyes as she watches from the gallery during Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's trial for the shooting death of her son Laquan McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.(Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 21, 2018 - 2:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black,...
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Brandt Jean, center, brother of Botham Jean, cries as he attends a news conference outside the Frank Crowley Courts Building on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Dallas, about the shooting of Botham Jean by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on Thursday. He was joined by his mother, Allison Jean and attorney Benjamin Crump. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 2:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Dallas police officer who says she mistook his apartment for hers are criticizing an affidavit that gives a narrative of what happened. The lawyers said the arrest affidavit released Monday contradicts...
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