New police chief for racially torn Ferguson, Missouri

The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri appointed a new police chief on Wednesday, nearly a year after the police shooting of unarmed black man Michael Brown sparked weeks of sometimes violent protest.

Baltimore police say man's gun discharged during arrest, no injuries

Baltimore police denied a media report on Monday they had shot a black man while trying to take him into custody, saying the man`s firearm went off accidentally while officers were arresting him and that no one was injured.

Michael Brown family to sue Ferguson over teen's death

The family of an unarmed African American teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has said it will sue the city for his "wrongful death."

Michael Brown family to sue Ferguson over teen`s `wrongful death`

The family of an unarmed African American teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri said Wednesday it will sue the city for his "wrongful death." 

Elections triple black presence on Ferguson council

 The number of African-Americans on Ferguson`s city council has tripled after the first municipal elections since a white police officer shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Ferguson, Missouri, releases racist emails from former officials

Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, have released the full content of racially charged and religiously insensitive emails, including about President Barack Obama, sent between the city’s former court clerk and two ex-police supervisors.

Police charge 20-year-old African-American man in Ferguson shooting

 Man charged in Ferguson shooting on Sunday in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city.

Two arrested as Ferguson protests move to St Louis

Police arrested at least two people today as nightly protests in the racially troubled US suburb of Ferguson over the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown shifted into the heart of St Louis.

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson, Missouri

Nearly 48 hours after two officers were shot in Ferguson, Missouri, investigators had dozens of leads but no arrests to report on Friday in the hunt for a gunman who turned a late-night protest against police into bedlam. 

Dozens of leads, no arrests in Missouri police shooting: Police chief

Investigators are following dozens of leads in the hunt for whoever shot and wounded two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, during a protest rally this week, the head of the St. Louis County police said on Friday.

US secret service latest embarrassment gets worse: Report

Two Secret Service agents being probed for allegedly crashing a car into White House security barriers after a boozy night out drove right through a bomb investigation scene there, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Police hunt suspects after officers shot in Ferguson, Missouri

The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, triggered a sweeping manhunt for suspects on Thursday and ratcheted up tensions in a city at the centre of a national debate over race and policing.

No excuse for criminal acts in Ferguson, Missouri: Barack Obama


Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama said on Thursday there was no excuse for criminal acts at public protests against racially biased law enforcement practises in Ferguson, Missouri.

Two cops shot outside Ferguson police HQ after chief quits
Two cops shot outside Ferguson police HQ after chief quits

Two police officers were shot early Thursday amid protests in the flashpoint American town of Ferguson over the treatment of blacks by the mainly white police force, a newspaper said.

Ferguson police chief quits after racism report: US media

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri resigned Wednesday after a scathing US Justice Department report into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by one of his officers, US media reported.


City manager of Ferguson, Missouri, resigns after US probe

The city manager of Ferguson, Missouri, has resigned in the wake of a US Justice Department probe that found a range of systemic racially biased practices by the police and municipal court, the city said on Tuesday.

Senior Ferguson official out after 'racism' report

The Ferguson city manager left his post Tuesday after a scathing US Justice Department report found a culture of racism in the St. Louis suburb`s police department and municipal offices.

Obama slams bias against African-Americans in Ferguson

US President Barack Obama has condemned the police in the Missouri city of Ferguson for "oppressive and abusive" actions against African-Americans and called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights.

Obama: Racial bias within Ferguson police not isolated

President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson's police department is not unique to the Missouri city where a white officer killed an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Slain African-American's family to sue Ferguson officer

The family of Michael Brown - the African-American youth killed by a white police officer in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri last year - has decided to sue the accused officer.