U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is asking the Justice Department to widen its civil rights investigation in the St. Louis region to include municipal courts in the city and throughout St. Louis County.
It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer.
Civil rights activist from New York faces charge of disturbing the peace.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.
Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today spoke with Molly Moran, acting assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Department of Justice, on the status of a federal civil rights investigation.
The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager.
St. Louis native Dr. Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, author and civil rights advocate, has died at age 86.
Ex firefighter claimed his bosses retaliated against him for supporting plaintiffs in 1st suit.
“At dinner that night, my Dad got up and excused himself from the table. That was the first time that I ever saw him cry,” the younger Clay recalls.