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Ferguson: Clinton Participates in National Race Discussion, Plaintiffs Join Excessive Force Lawsuit

Protests continue in Ferguson, but for the third straight night, there were no arrests.


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Teen Goes Home After Near-Death Taser Experience

A 17-year-old Missouri boy who nearly died after being shocked with a Taser during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for brain damage.


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Ex-Cop Found Not Guilty of Excessive Force

Ex-Velda City police officer Stan Lee Stanback has been acquitted in federal court of beating two teens and an adult.


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Dumpster Diver Sues Maplewood Cop Over Arrest

Timothy Peterka of Ballwin says in federal lawsuit filed in St. Louis that he suffered a sprain wrist, cracked ribs and a cut on his chin requiring 11 stitches when he was arrested.



Violent Arrest Leads to Police Investigation

A tape recorded by the man’s grandson shows one officer hitting 47-year-old Mario Crump with his baton multiple times after Crump, who was seated, kicked the officer’s partner to the ground.


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Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Cleared, Sergeant In-Charge Retires

St. Louis officer Dustin Ries has been cleared of any wrong-doing.


Screen shot from youtube video taken on New Year's Day.

St. Louis Office Had Prior Excessive Force Accusations

Officer Dustin Ries was taken off patrol after a video showed him beating a man on New Year’s Day.


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