Michael Brown’s mother making run for Ferguson City Council

U.S. 04/01/19, 23:30

Michael Brown's mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son's death, if voters in Ferguson, Missouri, elect her to the City Council.Lesley McSpadden, 39, is among three candidates running in Ferguson's 3rd Ward on Tuesday. She faces incumbent Keith Kallstrom and Fran Griffin, who has ...

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

U.S. 03/17/19, 09:48

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 in the activist community that something sinister ...

New prosecutor not yet ready to revisit Ferguson case

U.S. 01/08/19, 17:20

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 Bell's first actions since taking ...

New St. Louis County prosecutor fires some staff

U.S. 01/02/19, 15:55

St. Louis County's new prosecuting attorney is shaking up his staff just two days into the new job, his spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday, and a veteran assistant prosecutor who presented evidence to the grand jury after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson is reportedly among those let go. Former ...

Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn’t hear it

U.S. 09/21/18, 14:30

The jury in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald has heard very little about race.Tina Hunter, left, wipes her eyes as she watches from the gallery during Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's first ...

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