Four months after the night of arson following the Ferguson grand jury decision announcement, federal investigators are warning many of the blazes will go unsolved unless more people help with tips.
Protesters outside police headquarters in Ferguson shouted “I told you so!” after the U.S. Department of Justice found patterns of discrimination in the department.
St. Louis police are getting closer to solving the case of some $200,000 missing from the Ethical Society of Police.
The tips line has been busy, but no information leading to an arrest has panned out.
Police say the suspects were hiding in the basement when they were arrested Tuesday night.
The feds report they are getting some leads from a reward offered to help solve a rash of arson the night the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced.
“I was so angry and full of raw emotions, as so many others were, and granted, I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment,” he said in a statement.
The protesters have made their presence felt downtown – about 200 of them first gathered on the steps of the Old Courthouse, holding a mock trial for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch and police.
Prosecutor Jennifer Joyce will be at city police headquarters after the Ferguson grand jury decision is announced, setting up an “express lane” for prosecutors to handle paperwork.
Police say of the five people arrested, none were from Ferguson.