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.
"It's the apology people in Ferguson and around the nation have been waiting to hear," said Ana Cabrera, detailing the recent, public acknowledgement of error, as made via video by embattled Missouri cop Thomas Jackson.
This week, the CNN reporter spoke exclusively to the Ferguson Police Chief about lessons learned in the Michael Brown saga, asking Jackson how he responds to those calling for his resignation.
To hear Cabrera's interview, including Jackson's answers to his outspoken critics, click the above video.
Anger at police in Ferguson exploded into nights of violent protest following the shooting death of Michael Brown. There is still plenty of anger aimed at the man whose convened a grand jury looking into Officer Darren Wilson's actions. Residents question why Bob McCulloch made that move and whether his personal history is linked to the decision. Ana Cabrera sat down for a rare interview with Mr. McCulloch.
The grand jury that will decide whether to file criminal charges in the Michael Brown shooting is meeting behind closed doors. According to the Saint Louis Dispatch, the man who pulled the trigger, Officer Darren Wilson testified about the shooting. Anderson discussed why this is a surprising and potentially risky move with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin.
"He had his f****n hands up." That's what one witnesses is screaming in a video recorded moments after the shooting death of Michael Brown. He was one of two contractors who just happened to be working nearby that day. Randi Kaye spoke to the attorney for the man who shot that video and she has new information.
How does this video change the case against Officer Darren Wilson? Anderson discussed this with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Anthony Gray, who is an attorney for Michael Brown's family.
Newly obtained video captured the reactions of two men who witnessed the shooting of Michael Brown. One of them screams, "He had is f****n hands up," and motioned with his own arms. AC360 spoke to both men and they say Darren Wilson was not the only officer on the scene, there were two others. They even say that a second officer drew his weapon but did not pull the trigger. Randi Kaye spoke to one of those witnesses and breaks down the video.
Does this video change the case? Anderson discussed this with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin, along with Neil Bruntrager, who is General Counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association.
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.
Two days after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, police officers in Los Angeles gunned down 25-year-old Ezell Ford. It has taken the LAPD two weeks to release the officers' names. Stephanie Elam has the latest on his story.
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