Fitch says 15 of the 59 officers who were killed in the line of duty last year were ambushed – triple the number from the year before.
Police Chief Sam Dotson tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the location of Mansur Ball-Bey’s wound neither proves nor disproves two officers’ accounts that Ball-Bey pointed a gun at them before they shot at him Wednesday.
“This is not just about the police shooting a young man,” Moore said. “It’s about life, period. About what’s acceptable and what’s not.”
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson promised to show the public a video from the front line of police at his news conference Wednesday regarding the protests at Page Avenue and Walton Road in north St. Louis.
Later Wednesday, police made nine arrests and used tear gas to clear a street after protesters ignored commands and threw glass bottles and rocks at officers, Dotson said.
Pattonville Assistant Fire Chief says the fire is moving slower than it was three years ago, but it could pick back up again.
Vocativ is reporting that according to his personnel files from the Glendale, Arizona, police department, Andre Anderson was suspended three times in 1996 and 1997.
It was the second night in a row there were no shootings, injuries or property damaged in Ferguson.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar held a news conference early Monday addressing an officer-involved shooting that left an 18-year-old critically injured after he allegedly fired shots at police.
Belmar says one big advantage this year will be the presence of interim Ferguson Police Chief Andre Anderson.