Tag: Darren Wilson

Ferguson Prosecutor Gives His Excuses

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch spoke publicly for the first time since announcing the Darren Wilson grand jury’s no-bill of indictment against Michael Brown’s killer. Addressing a symposium at St. Louis University’s law school, McCulloch said he didn’t know if there was anything he would do different about how…

Ferguson Prosecutor to Lecture Law Students

By Julissa Catalan St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch is scheduled to appear at a Saint Louis University lecture and many of the school’s students and professors are up in arms about it. SLU’s Public Law ReviewSymposium, titled “The Thin Blue Line: Policing Post-Ferguson,” is said to “address the legal…

Where Is the Diversity in Police Departments

By Sheryl Estrada Police departments around the country continue to lack diversity. On Thursday, USA TODAY released an analysis of Census estimates from 2000 to 2010. Across the nation almost three-quarters of all police officers, detectives and their supervisors are white, while the U.S. population is only about 64 percent…

Addressing the Perceptions of Law Enforcement Prejudice

Jan. 27, 2015 By Sheryl Estrada The perception of biased policing and mistrust of police officers has been prevalent in many Black and Latino communities in the U.S. The shooting death of Michael Brown, the choking death of Eric Garner, and the protests that followed were the tipping point. To…

DOJ Clears Darren Wilson of Civil-Rights Violations

By: Julissa Catalan Following an investigation by the Department of Justice, Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson will not face civil-rights charges for the shooting death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown. The DOJ reportedly came to this decision based on lack of evidence to support a civil-rights violation. While…

More Proof Prosecutor Mishandled Michael Brown Case

By Julissa Catalan Cracks in the prosecution’s handling of the Michael Brown case continue to show. A member of the grand jury that decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown is now fighting to speak out against the prosecution, claiming St. Louis County…

Ferguson Prosecutor Releases More Evidence From Michael Brown Case

By Julissa Catalan When St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that the grand jury decided to not indict Darren Wilson on charges of killing Michael Brown, he also promised to publicly release all evidence—including testimony as well as autopsy and forensic reports—that was presented to the grand jury. On…

Inside the Ferguson Protests

By Chris Hoenig Monday night’s protests were unlike any Ferguson had seen in the weeks following Michael Brown’s death, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. “What I’ve seen tonight is probably much worse than the worst night we had in August,” he said. Protesters took to the…

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Ferguson Killer Cop

A St. Louis County grand jury has declined to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown. Prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch spent several minutes citing inconsistencies in the testimony of some of the 60 witnesses that testified during 70 hours of…