There are two eyewitnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown that we did not know about until now. Their accounts has some similarities to what previous witnesses have said. But these two people are not from Ferguson and they did not know Michael Brown. Joe Johns has their story.
What do these new accounts of the shooting mean for the case against Officer Darren Wilson? Anderson discussed it with Neil Bruntrager, who is the general counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, along with CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.
Michael Brown was 18 years old when he was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. Now a judge is deciding whether to release his juvenile court records. This legal battle began when a pair of media outlets petitioned to make the records public. At a hearing today, a court official said that Brown had no serious felony convictions as a juvenile. What would be gained by releasing these records? Anderson spoke with CNN legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Mark Geragos and legal affairs commentator Areva Martin.
There was no dashcam on Officer Wilson's car when he fired the fatal shots at Michael Brown. Some argue one of those cameras could have stopped the controversy surrounding the shooting. Randi Kaye looks at several incidents where dashcams were involved and found it is not always an open and shut case.
Are dashcams really a quick fix in cases like the Michael Brown shooting? Anderson discussed that question with Washington University law professor Neil Richards and CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos.
Officer Dan Page was seen on CNN pushing Don Lemon during protests in Ferguson. But it is a different video of Officer Page that led to him being relieved of duty. A speech he made several months ago is filled with ugly statements about gays, affirmative action, women, and President Obama. Don Lemon looks at some of the most incendiary statements.
Anderson looks at ugly comments Officer Page made about President Obama and discussed the fallout with former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin, criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, and George Zimmerman's former attorney, Mark O'Mara.
Authorities are taking a close look at the actions of Leanna Harris. Her husband Justin is facing murder and child cruelty charges in the hot car death of their 22-month-old son Cooper. Now some are asking whether she will also be arrested. Jason Carroll takes a closer look.
CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin, Paul Callan and Mark Geragos look at whether Leanna Harris' statements may have incriminated her.
Justin Harris is heading back to court tomorrow. He has already pleaded not guilty to murdering his son by leaving him in a hot car. Tomorrow a judge is set to decide whether prosecutors have enough evidence to keep him in jail. Martin Savidge looks at the case against Harris and what may be presented in court tomorrow.
John Berman discussed the chances of the judge granting Harris bail with legal analysts Paul Callan, Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.
First came word that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer agreed to buy the Clippers for $2-billion. Then we learned that two doctors declared Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated, giving his wife Shelly sole power to sell the team. While that would be an opportunity for the Clippers owner to quietly walk away from the NBA, Donald Sterling's lawyer filed a lawsuit, suing the league for $1-billion. Anderson discussed these latest twists with sports agent Drew Rosenhaus and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.
Roger Mason Jr is the Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association, he told Anderson that he was stunned by the amount of money Steve Ballmer is willing to pay for the Clippers.
It is still unclear exactly how the NBA plans to remove Donald Sterling as owner of the Clippers. There is talk of a player boycott if he is still in control at the start of next season. Anderson spoke to Roger Mason Jr., who is Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association. He says the players are "unified and want to do the right thing."
Is it possible for Shelly Sterling to remain an owner of the Clippers? Anderson discussed this with CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.
Were the racist comments that led to Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA simply a matter of him being jealous? That's the explanation on a newly released audiotape that Radar Online says captures Sterling having a candid phone conversation. Would this explanation matter at all to the NBA? Can anything stop the league from taking action to sell his team? Anderson discussed all of this with CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, and Jeffrey Toobin.
A ten-member committee of NBA owners held a meeting today to discuss Donald Sterling's ownership stake in the L.A. Clippers. The league released a statement saying:
"This afternoon the Advisory/Finance Committee met via conference call to discuss the process for termination of Donald T. Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Committee unanimously agreed to move forward as expeditiously as possible and will reconvene next week."
Donald Sterling has not yet announced what he plans to do. But he could tie the process in court, which is something that he is known to do. Anderson looked at Sterling's options with CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin.