The Missouri National Guard referred to protestors in Ferguson last year as “enemy forces” and “adversaries,” according to documents obtained by CNN.
With threats against law enforcement on the increase, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department in eastern Missouri is installing a bulletproof security window in its lobby.
Two men with ties to the New Black Panther Party who were reportedly plotting to bomb the Gateway Arch are indicted by a federal grand jury in St. Louis.
“There’s tremendous solidarity in the law enforcement community at a time like this, and, in fact, a time like this makes it even stronger,” says the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
However, Knowles says he feels like he’s being left in the dark by the DOJ, which he says is not a good first step toward the goal of rebuilding trust between the community and law enforcement in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
Obama is proposing a three-year, $263 million spending package to increase use of body-worn cameras, expand training for law enforcement and add more resources for police department reform.
In a statement released from Gov. Jay Nixon’s office, the governor says there will be more National Guardsmen supporting law enforcement tonight in the St. Louis region.
Attorney General Chris Koster asks police, officeholders for ideas.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is planning to meet with law enforcement officers across Missouri.
Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.