St. Louis County Police Urged to Strengthen Protest PlanningThe latest assessment found St. Louis County police ``to be a competent, professional police department, well trained and disciplined in the technical skills.'' And it acknowledged that the events in Ferguson were difficult.
St. Louis to Receive DOJ Grant to Hire More PoliceSt. Louis was not listed as one of the selected cities to receive grant money for body cameras.
New Ferguson Report Offers Lessons on Handling ProtestsThe police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places.
NAACP to Offer Free Legal Aid to St. Louis County ChildrenDetails of the program will be unveiled Friday during an NAACP-sponsored community leadership brunch near St. Louis, a week after the U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the county's family court system that handles about 6,000 youth cases each year.
DOJ Releases Scathing Report on St. Louis County Family CourtA department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.
Federal Report Faults Police Actions During Ferguson UnrestA Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police's response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.
Ferguson Hires Lawyer to Negotiate with DOJFerguson released only a brief statement confirming it has hired prominent Illinois attorney Daniel K. Webb to negotiate with the Justice Department on the consent decree.
Lt. Gov. Kinder Blames Feds for 'Incitement of the Mob' in Ferguson"There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area," Kinder said.
Federal Scrutiny of Ferguson to ContinueAssistant A.G. Vanita Gupta confirms meetings will take place in coming weeks
Ferguson City Manager ResignsThe Ferguson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a mutual agreement for City Manager John Shaw to step down, effective immediately.
Ferguson Municipal Judge ResignsIn the DOJ's Ferguson report, Judge Ronald Brockmeyer was accused of jailing impoverished defendants unable to pay fines.
Coalition of Black Leaders Supports DOJ Action in FergusonSome call for new leadership at police department and city hall, while others are going to Jefferson City for solutions