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December 01, 2014
Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Wilson

Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Wilson

Officer Darren Wilson won't receive any further pay or benefits, and he and the city have cut their ties - Full Story
November 29, 2014
Officer Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson PD

Officer Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson PD

Wilson, who has been on administrative leave since the fatal Aug. 9 shooting in Ferguson, resigned effective immediately - Full Story
November 29, 2014
Off-duty Puerto Rico officer shot and killed

Off-duty Puerto Rico officer shot and killed

Officer was shot and killed after intervening in a robbery at a pharmacy Wednesday - Full Story
November 29, 2014
NYC panel nears decision on in-custody death

NYC panel nears decision on in-custody death

A panel in New York City is quietly nearing its conclusion on the in-custody death of Eric Garner - Full Story
November 28, 2014
Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out - Full Story
November 28, 2014
Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired, gunman dead

Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired, gunman dead

Gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings Friday - Full Story
November 27, 2014
Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached - Full Story
November 26, 2014

Video: Cleveland cop fatally shoots boy holding replica

A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer - Full Story
November 26, 2014
Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday - Full Story
November 26, 2014

Video: Ferguson officer says he never wanted to kill

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown - Full Story



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