The spokesman for the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, has been suspended without pay after admitting he referred to a roadside memorial to an unarmed teenager killed by police as a "pile of trash," the city announced over the weekend.
Police officers in dress uniform and other mourners joined a somber, four-block line outside a New York City church on Friday for the wake of one of two officers shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police.
Hundreds of demonstrators filed into America`s largest shopping mall Saturday as part of an ongoing wave of protests against racially charged police violence, interrupting one of the holidays` busiest shopping days.
A federal judge on Thursday ordered St Louis area police to issue warnings and give crowds reasonable time disperse before firing tear gas, following complaints by activists over heavy-handed police tactics during ongoing race-related protests.
Some 22,000 New York Police Department patrolmen are to take part in a retraining initiative aimed at averting a repeat of incidents such as the one that led to the death of Eric Garner, Mayor Bill de Blasio has said.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has said the US criminal justice system is "out of balance" and she supports federal reviews of police-involved deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.
Potential Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she was pleased the US Department of Justice was investigating the recent deaths of unarmed black men in incidents with police.
Even as the dust is yet to settle on Ferguson fury over Michael Brown's death, the city of New York saw fresh protests on Thursday as in a similar case another white police officer Daniel Pantaleo was acquitted in the chokehold death case of a black unarmed man.
President Barack Obama made a forceful pledge on Monday to use his last two years in office to address the "simmering distrust" between police and minority communities as he requested $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval triggered in Ferguson, Missouri.
President Barack Obama will seek to release funds aimed at equipping more US police officers with body cameras following the racially charged fatal shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, the White House said Monday.
The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the person to a nearby car, which had the engine running and the heat blasting.
The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, got no severance deal when he resigned from the force, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday.
Days after he was acquitted in Michael Brown shooting case, Darren Wilson, the white cop from Ferguson, submitted his resignation keeping in mind the “safety of other police officers” as the police department had received several threats, reports quoted his attorney as saying on Sunday.