Ferguson Drops Charges Against Man Cited in Justice Dept. Report

After five years, the city reversed course in its case against Fred Watson, a black man charged while sitting in his parked car. Here’s why it matters.

2 Years After Racial Turmoil, Ferguson Re-elects White Mayor

By JOHN ELIGON April 5, 2017 FERGUSON, Mo. — When a national movement for racial justice flared here two and a half years ago, activists nationwide hoped to upend the political order. Ferguson was one of many predominantly black communities across the...

Police Unions Hail Trump’s Easing of Scrutiny. Local Officials Worry.

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG April 4, 2017 Black pedestrians in Baltimore stopped without reasonable suspicion. Black drivers in Ferguson, Mo., searched much more frequently than whites. Cleveland residents...

Ferguson Documentary Disputed as New Footage Is Released

By MITCH SMITH March 13, 2017 A documentary released over the weekend renewed tensions in Ferguson, Mo., by claiming the authorities withheld video that would have absolved Michael Brown of a robbery he was accused of committing minutes before being fatally...