Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson

Police officers arrest a demonstrator on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Suit Claims Police Brutality at Ferguson Protests

A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

08/29/2014

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III speaks to protesters during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters on Aug. 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Ferguson Mayor Addresses Racial Tensions, Number of Black Officers in City

Racial tensions have run high for decades in this former railroad town that was once a mostly white St. Louis suburb until school busing and urban decay sent many families packing for more distant communities.

08/13/2014

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