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St. Louis County To Reform Policing Standards

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Oct 21 (Reuters) - The executive of St. Louis County proposed new rules for police on Wednesday in the 57 towns and cities in Missouri's largest metro...

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Announces Investigation of Fatal Police Shooting

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office announced Friday evening it plans to conduct an independent investigation alongside the police investigation...

Teen Killed By St. Louis Cops Was Shot In The Back, Autopsy Finds

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Crime

A black teenager killed by police in St. Louis on Wednesday morning died from a single gunshot wound in the back, according to preliminary autopsy res...

St. Louis Neighborhood Erupts With Unrest Following Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

The St. Louis American | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

Heavily armed police deployed tear gas into a North St. Louis City residential neighborhood last night (August 19) in an attempt to quell protests tha...

Statement On Charges Against HuffPost Reporter Ryan J. Reilly From Arrest In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

The Huffington Post condemns the charges filed by St. Louis County against our Justice reporter, Ryan J. Reilly, while covering the protests in Fergus...

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis Police Turn Stun Guns On Non-Violent Protesters Near Busch Stadium | Mariah Stewart | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- On Friday night, police and protesters clashed outside Busch Stadium. A Black Lives Matter demonstration involving a few dozen activists ...

Man Carrying Knife And Bible Fatally Shot By St. Louis County Police

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.18.2015 | Crime

Officers shot and killed a man who allegedly charged at them carrying a knife in Jennings, Missouri on Friday night. A tense standoff started when...

Michael McLaughlin

New Looting Footage From Ferguson Grand Jury Aftermath | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.22.2015 | Crime

Police are asking for help identifying more than 180 people who were caught on surveillance video looting a Missouri convenience store after a Ferguso...

Police Chief Calls Shooting Of Black Teen By White Cop A 'Tragedy'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime

The fatal shooting of a black Missouri teenager who allegedly pointed a gun at a white police officer late Tuesday night was labeled a "tragedy" for t...

Ryan J. Reilly

St. Louis Police Pursue Assault Charge Against Youngest Member Of Ferguson Commission | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department this week convinced the local prosecutor's office to charge a prominent young Ferguson prot...

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis Police Pepper-Spray Protesters At Late-Night Demonstration | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A nonviolent sit-in at a QuikTrip gas station was interrupted early Sunday when a police officer repeatedly jabbed a protester with a ba...

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson October Is Here | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

ST LOUIS -- Over a thousand protesters from as far away as Palestine marched in St. Louis on Saturday in support of an 18-year-old killed by a police ...

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis Protesters Clash With Police Ahead Of 'Ferguson October' | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.10.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS -- Police officers, some of them outfitted in riot gear, clashed with hundreds of angry protesters early Friday morning in a St. Louis neigh...

Mariah Stewart

Shooting Of Teen Vonderrit Myers Sparks Protests In St. Louis | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.09.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS -- Hundreds of protesters gathered Wednesday night in the diverse South St. Louis neighborhood of Shaw, after an earlier incident in which a...

St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Suspected Gunman

Reuters | Kenny Bahr | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

By Kenny Bahr ST LOUIS, Mo. Oct 8 (Reuters) - A white off-duty policeman shot and killed a black teenager in St Louis on Wednesday, officers said, ...

Mariah Stewart

Long-Simmering Anger Over Police Violence Erupts At St. Louis Forum | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices

This article was made possible in part by HuffPost readers through their support of the Ferguson Fellowship. Here's how you can back more reporting li...

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Ferguson police officer who helped detain a journalist in a McDonald's earlier this month is in the midst of a civil rights lawsuit be...

Matt Sledge

Police Distribute Food In Ferguson, Minus The Ferguson Police | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- With news cameras trained to the scene, about two dozen police officers helped church groups distribute food on Saturday just down th...

Ferguson's Overlooked Ties to the War on Drugs

Howard Meitiner | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

While we do not know all the facts on the ground in Ferguson, we know that militarization on a national level can often do more harm than good. It has eroded trust between law enforcement and ordinary citizens, and it certainly hasn't eradicated the drug scourge from our communities.

Former Police Officer 'Astonished' By Cop's Threat 'To Shoot The Public' In Ferguson

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A former cop told HuffPost Live on Thursday that the suburban St. Louis police officer who threatened to kill protesters in Ferguson was completely ou...

Ryan Grim

St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man k...

Organize to Scrutinize Your Local Sex Trafficking Laws

Margaret Howard | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

It's time to demand that local laws be held to the standard of state and federal law. Doing so may be a start to fixing how local law enforcement treats commercially sexually exploited and trafficked people of all ages.