St. Louis County
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar held a news conference early Monday addressing an officer-involved shooting that left an 18-year-old critically injured after he allegedly fired shots at police.
Police say Hopson was involved in a Michael Brown protest and was wearing a backpack containing a firearm. They say officers saw Hopson firing shots into a fleeing crowd on West Florissant.
Three suspects are in custody following a drive-by shooting and police chase. The shooting occurred near the church where a Michael Brown memorial service was being held.
Belmar says one big advantage this year will be the presence of interim Ferguson Police Chief Andre Anderson.
A department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.
The most recent census of homeless showed nearly 500 in St. Louis County, and 108 were children.
The proposed bill wasn’t even given a second by the St. Louis County Council.
St. Louis County prosecutors charged John Lyons with first-degree robbery and resisting or interfering arrest.
More specifics on this deal are expected by the end of August.
St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III wrote in a 10-page ruling late last week that he reached what he called “the inescapable conclusion” that St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch “faithfully performed his duty” in connection with the grand jury.