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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

By Bill Chappell

Capt. Ron Johnson with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.





AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

By The Associated Press

President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 14, 2014

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Faceoff

by Bill Chappell

Police walk through a cloud of smoke, clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday night.

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 13, 2014

Report: Bias Seen In Illinois Police Search Data

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

A new report finds signs of racial bias in data collected about police searches during traffic stops in Illinois, in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.



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