The attorney for the man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson expressed surprise Wednesday at audio of jail telephone calls in which his client appears to confess.
Jeffrey Williams is accused of wounding the officers on March 12, during an early-morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson’s police chief. Both officers are expected to recover.
Supporters say a proposal to require unpaid leave for an officer during investigations of some police-involved fatal shootings would help restore trust after the shooting death of an 18-year-old in Ferguson.
Police say Saturday’s victims did not know their attackers and all were driven to hospitals by friends
St. Louis police say the victim and his attacker know each other & had just gotten off a bus
The 38-year-old officer has 14 years of law enforcement experience, the AP reports. He wasn’t injured.
“We had leads pouring in not only from the area here, but as far away as the East Coast departments trying to assist us,” chief Jon Belmar says.
A St. Louis police officer’s vivid account of the tragic incident has been making its rounds on social media.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson […]
Rev. Al Sharpton told MSNBC on Thursday that it’s too early to tell if any of the protesters were behind the shooting.