Tag: Darren Wilson

Ex-Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Admits to Using N-Word

A court filing reveals that Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Black teen Michael Brown, used the N-word in reference to Black people. In a sworn admission, Wilson said he and other city officers have all used the word. “Officer Wilson did admit in discovery…

New Michael Brown Video Sparks Protests in Ferguson

A newly released video of Michael Brown on the day he was shot has called into question the facts surrounding his shooting, a revelation that sparked protests over the weekend. Surveillance footage from Ferguson Market & Liquor, the convenience store Brown allegedly robbed, shows that Brown was there earlier on…

Two Years After Ferguson: Has Reform Happened

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by former police officer Darren Wilson, whoresigned from his position but was not charged. Twenty-four months, periods of unrest and a Justice Department investigation later, the city remains in the early stages of transition. A complete overhaul,…

Feds Sue City of Ferguson for Civil Rights Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, Missouri, to force the city to reform its police department and court system after the government found both had violated citizens’ civil rights and were especially biased against minorities. In announcing the lawsuit late Wednesday,…

Ferguson Police Chief Resigns

Ferguson’s interim police chief Andre Anderson has announced his resignation, effective Dec. 2, about two months before he was scheduled to leave. Anderson, who served as Ferguson’s first Black chief of police, signed a six-month contract with the Ferguson Police Department at the end of July. At the time he…

Report: County Police Had Poor Response to Ferguson Protests

According to a new report, the St. Louis County Police Department wasn’t prepared for the mass demonstrations that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in August 2014, as it underperformed in community policing as well as other areas. On Friday, the Depart of Justice’s Office of…

Ferguson Unrest Cools Down Tuesday Following Tense Few Days

The mood in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday, the fifth consecutive day of protests marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, was significantly different than the unrest during the previous days. More than 100 protestors had gathered along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson Tuesday evening, but…

Ferguson, Mo., One Year Later: Has Much Changed

By Sheryl Estrada In May, a plaque was installed where Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo. A small, predominantly black St. Louis suburb, Ferguson, Mo., has been at the heart of national debates on race and sparked civil unrest against police brutality following the killing of unarmed…

Cleveland Goes Straight to Judge Seeking Justice for Tamir Rice

After months of waiting for justice in the tragic murder of Tamir Rice, community leaders of Cleveland are taking matters into their own hands and going directly to a judge to press charges against officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann. Just last week, the sheriff’s office announced that it found…

Racial Diversity Isn't Only Thing Lacking in Ferguson PD

By Michael Nam Understandably, the Justice Department focused heavily on the racial disparity in its recent, and damning, investigation of the Ferguson Police Department. However, the report also details a glaring gender gap in the personnel makeup of the police force. In footnotes under a section titled “Ferguson’s Lack of…