Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. The use by law enforcement of rubber bullets, tear gas and heavy military equipment and restrictions placed on peaceful protesters all violated international standards, the group said.
Reuters, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 12:08 AM
Leaks of information in the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown are drawing criticism from both attorneys for the officer involved in the shooting and St. Louis County's top elected official. Attorneys for Ferguson officer Darren Wilson said Thursday that they are not responsible for the leaks and that any commentary should only come in a legal venue, not through the media, while the investigation continues.
Paradise Post, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 07:21 PM
"Insult on top of injury." That is the reaction from Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Michael Brown family, regarding recent leaks about the St. Louis County grand jury investigation.
KOB-TV, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 12:38 PM
Official autopsy results show that Michael Brown was shot at close range in the hand and had been using marijuana at the time he was shot. Two experts not involved in the case interpreted the documents for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch .
Business Journal, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:42 PM
Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer's gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown's body. Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African-American men.
Bangor Daily News, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 01:57 PM