The Ferguson police department acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program.
It wasn’t all violence near the Ferguson QuikTrip on Wednesday. While the sun was still up, gospel singers invaded the street in front of the burned-out gas station.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says he was so concerned by the way police handled rioting and unrest in nearby Ferguson that he’s no longer sending his city’s officers to assist.
President Barack Obama addressed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer for the first time publicly today during a news conference.
President Obama spoke today about the protests and violence in Ferguson.
Police say this is due to death threats called into the police department and posted on social media.
Brown, who was unarmed, was shot Saturday by a Ferguson police officer while walking with a friend down the center of the street.
Police say the two female teens at the center of the fight have a history of dislike and it was unrelated to events in Ferguson.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was shaking hands with protestors, trying to ease tensions after one of his officers shot and killed an unarmed black man over the weekend.
Police are now saying the robbery they initially said happened at Ballpark Village last night actually happened five blocks away, at Broadway and Locust.