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A large group of police officers advance toward demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot smoke and tear gas into the crowd of several hundred as they advanced near the police command center which has been set up in a shopping mall parking lot. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Report Faults Police Actions During Ferguson Unrest

A Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police’s response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.

06/30/2015

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Dotson Weighs in on Tuesday Protest, Obama decision

He says it took officers away from hot spot policing duties.

05/21/2015

Police Chief Sam Dotson responds to dangerous city ranking. (KMOX file photo)

Dotson Mindful of Potential Threats

“I’d be happy to talk to anybody that wants to talk about what’s going on, but I also saw earlier that people were not interested in listening,” Dotson says.

04/28/2015

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Protester In St. Louis Area Charged With Arson

A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb.

12/27/2014

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Salvation Army: Red Kettle Drive $200,000 Short, May be Ferguson Effect

The Salvation Army reports it is falling behind in its red kettle drive, and organizers say it may be the Ferguson effect.

12/12/2014

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ATF Offers Reward For Information On Ferguson Fires

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced Friday that they are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for starting the fires that destroyed several local businesses.

12/05/2014

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Michael Brown’s Stepfather Apologizes for Comments

“I was so angry and full of raw emotions, as so many others were, and granted, I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment,” he said in a statement.

12/03/2014

Looters break into a Meineke store as protests engulf Ferguson on November 26, 2014. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

State Extends Aid To Ferguson Businesses

Missouri is extending a program that offers no-interest loans to small businesses damaged by violent demonstrations in and near Ferguson.

11/28/2014

A protester waves a flag during a demonstration at the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. The streets of Ferguson were decidedly calmer on November 26 after two days of nationwide protests against the decision not to prosecute a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Just a few dozen protesters and clergy braved rain and light snow to protest outside the police department in the St Louis suburb, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed on August 9. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Second Night Of Relative Calm In Ferguson

Only two local arrests reported early Thursday, as demonstrations escalate elsewhere in the United States.

11/27/2014

Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferguson Residents Clean Up, Hope For Calm

Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris in Ferguson; they’re hoping for a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest.

11/26/2014

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