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November 24th, 2014
10:55 PM ET

Breaking down the Ferguson grand jury's decision

Anderson looked at the case against Officer Darren Wilson and the jury's decision not to indict him. Moments after Prosecutor Bob McCulloch wrapped up his announcement, Anderson broke it down with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin, Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Jeffrey Toobin • Mark O'Mara • Sunny Hostin
November 21st, 2014
12:24 AM ET

Sources: Officer Darren Wilson is in talks to resign from Ferguson police force

The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign from the police force. That's according to sources close to the talks. A grand jury could wrap up as soon as tomorrow, deciding whether Officer Darren Wilson should be indicted for the shooting. Anderson discussed the implication of these negotiations with defense attorney Mark O'Mara, who represented George Zimmerman and Paul Callan, a former prosecutor, who is now a criminal defense attorney.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Officer Darren Wilson • Paul Callan
November 13th, 2014
10:03 PM ET

Family's forensic expert says Michael Brown was shot seven times

The Ferguson grand jury heard testimony today from Dr. Michael Baden. He is a forensics expert hired by Michael Brown's family to conduct an independent autopsy. Shawn Parcells assisted Dr. Baden and spoke to Anderson tonight. Parcells updated earlier findings that Brown was shot at least six times, now saying that he was hit by seven bullets.

The entire proceeding to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson will face an indictment is happening behind closed doors. Anderson discussed the grand jury proceedings with former federal prosecutors Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin, along with defense attorney Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Mark Toobin • Sunny Hostin
November 12th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Ferguson grand jury to hear key forensic evidence

Dr. Michael Baden is a former New York City medical examiner and one of the most high-profile experts in the forensics field. He was hired by Michael Brown's family to do a private autopsy after the teen was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. He is set to testify tomorrow in front of the grand jury. This comes as local authorities brace for the the response from protesters if there is no indictment against Officer Wilson. Jason Carroll takes a look at the forensic case.


Anderson discussed the evidence that we know about and the questions that remain about the case with CNN legal analysts Mark O'Mara and Sunny Hostin.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Jason Carroll • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown • Officer Darren Wilson • Sunny Hostin
October 21st, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Pastor in Ferguson: ‘Democracy is on fire, and we're called to be fire men’

Calls for justice in Ferguson are growing louder. Leaked details about the shooting of Michael Brown are adding to tensions that have rocked the city for more than two months. Missouri's Governor announced plans to create a commission to examine the social and economic conditions fueling the outrage. Sara Sidner speaks to Pastor Osagyefo Ohuru Sekou, who has been arrested twice for protesting in Ferguson.

Could these leaks be a strategic attempt to soften the blow in the event that there is no indictment of Officer Wilson? Anderson asked CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara, along with St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown • Officer Darren Wilson • Sara Sidner • Sunny Hostin
October 9th, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Traffic stop outrage: Officer previously accused of excessive force

Video of a traffic stop that ends with officers smashing a window and tasering a passenger has sparked outrage across the country. Susan Candiotti spoke to Yolanda Gray, a woman who says she knows exactly what it felt like, because her family felt similar terror eight years ago. Gray even claims one of the officers in that video had tackled her.

Police have just issues a warrant for the passenger in that video for a marijuana charge from years ago. Anderson discussed this move with legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Mark O'Mara • Sunny Hostin • Susan Candiotti • Taser
October 9th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Indiana traffic stop driver and tasered passenger speak out

Editor's note: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

We are now hearing from the man and woman who were in the front seat of their car as police smashed through the window and tasered the passenger. The driver was initially pulled over for not wearing her seatbelt. There were two children in the back seat, including one who recorded the incident. Susan Candiotti spoke to the driver and has new information on two of the officers on the scene.

This video raises serious legal questions about the actions of both the police and the adults in the car. Anderson took a closer look at what happened with attorney Areva Martin and CNN legal analyst and criminal defense attorney Mark O'Mara.


Filed under: Areva Martin • Hammond • Mark O'Mara • Susan Candiotti • Taser
August 28th, 2014
11:45 PM ET

Does the Ferguson audio recording backup Officer Wilson's version of the shooting?

Does the Ferguson audio recording backup Officer Wilson's version of the shooting?

It might be the sound of Michael Brown losing his life. A company that makes a video conferencing app confirms audio of gunshots in Ferguson was recorded right around the time Officer Darren Wilson opened fire. CNN cannot independently confirm whether this recording actually captured audio of that shooting, but it is an intriguing piece of the puzzle. Don Lemon explains how CNN obtained this recording.

If this audio is verified, what does it tell us about the shooting? Anderson spoke with audio forensic expert Frank Piazza, CNN legal analyst Mark O'Mara and legal affairs commentator Areva Martin.


Filed under: Areva Martin • Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown
August 28th, 2014
12:16 AM ET

Father acquitted of killing drunk driver

A jury in Texas found a man not guilty in the murder of a drunk driver who killed his sons. Local media reports say in 2012, 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. was intoxicated when he struck and killed David Barajas' sons. They were just 11 and 12, and helping to push the family's truck down a road near their home. Prosecutors say Barajas then shot and killed Banda. Anderson discussed this emotional case with former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin and Mark O'Mara,  who is George Zimmerman's former attorney.

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Filed under: Jeffrey Toobin • Mark O'Mara
August 25th, 2014
11:07 PM ET

Does Missouri law protect Officer Wilson from prosecution?

The fact that there is, so far, no decision on whether Officer Wilson will face criminal charges is fueling outrage for some in Ferguson. The grand jury is not expected to reach a decision  until October. Deborah Feyerick looks into how Missouri's law spells out when police officers are allowed to use lethal force.

Anderson discussed the next steps in this complicated case CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Deborah Feyerick • Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown • Sunny Hostin
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