WASHINGTON — A St. Louis County grand jury declined Monday to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain and the community for months has been bracing for demonstrations in anticipation of the grand jury’s decision.
A grand jury has decided not to indict the Missouri police officer whose August killing of an unarmed black teenager sparked months of protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the jury’s decision at an evening press conference Monday. Continue reading
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency as Ferguson and the larger St. Louis area prepare to learn whether a grand jury will charge police officer Darren Wilson with the killing of teenager Michael Brown. Continue reading
The results of the autopsy on Michael Brown, the teenager shot and killed by a police officer 75 days ago, sparked a new round of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the official report was leaked to the press. Judy Woodruff discusses the forensic evidence and its limitations with Dr. Judy Melinek of the University of California, San Francisco. Continue reading
A fight broke out Thursday at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, the town where Michael Brown, an unarmed black youth was shot and killed by a police officer. The police chief attempted to join the protest after releasing a video apology to the family of the slain teen nearly six weeks after his death. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
In a special PBS town hall called “America After Ferguson,” Gwen Ifill moderates a conversation on the death of Michael Brown and the wider community conflicts that have been exposed for Ferguson, Missouri, and the nation. In this excerpt, participants discuss getting more young people of color involved in politics, as well as a divide in the perception of race and empowerment. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday night.
The person said the investigation could be announced as early as Thursday afternoon. Missouri officials were notified Wednesday of the probe. Continue reading
St. Louis public television station, The Nine Network, will air a special discussion on the repercussions from the events in Ferguson, Missouri, at 10 p.m. EDT today. PBS NewsHour will live stream the discussion in the player above. Continue reading