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.
Police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a woman in Jefferson County on Sunday.
National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
With a decision by a Ferguson grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and “minimize needless confrontation” with protesters.
Witnesses say the 17-year-old killed in far northwest St. Louis last night was among a group that was chased down and shot at by several people in a vehicle.
Wichita police say a woman was sexually assaulted, hit on the head, and set on fire Monday night in Fairmount Park.
Suburban St. Louis gun shops report a spike in first-time buyers; larger gunshops selling 30-50 guns each day.
Mayor Slay has requested 400 members of the National Guard to help in the city after the grand jury’s decision is announced in the Michael Brown case.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says they are concerned that the Black Panthers or communist activists might blend in with peaceful protestors and try to hurt police.
Police are looking for 55-year-old John L. Squires.