Tensions began rising between police officers nationwide and many in their communities this summer after the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked sometimes violent demonstrations.
Melkis Oreyana, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Jhonny Pavon.
Missouri’s chief executive officer says violence against police officers cannot be tolerated, ever.
Parents of teen slain in Ferguson say they reject any kind of violence directed toward law enforcement
Initial conviction involved now-imprisoned St. Clair County Judge Michael Cook (pictured)
IDOC says one wing is on partial lockdown
Firefighters discovered the body after putting out the fire in the 700 block of Thrush.
Jeron Frairson is being held on $750,000 bond
The officer remains hospitalized in stable condition.
In his first public comments since announcing the results of the Ferguson grand jury decision, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the process.