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September 3rd, 2014
11:49 PM ET

Transforming a police force

Confrontations with police armed with military weapons and vehicles are some of the iconic images to emerge from the chaos and violence in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown. A New Jersey city that just a few years ago ranked dead last when it came to murders, shootings and drugs has transformed its police force by moving away from militarization. Deborah Feyerick looks at how that move may have also turned around the city of Camden.

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Filed under: Deborah Feyerick • Ferguson
August 29th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Officers named in the shooting of an unarmed black man in L.A.

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.


Filed under: Ezell Ford • Ferguson • Michael Brown
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
12:07 AM ET

Preparing police for confrontation

Officer Darren Wilson's actions are being closely scrutinized to determine whether his decision to shoot Michael Brown was justified. One lab is working to help train police officers for the moments like that when lives are on the line. Gary Tuchman visited the violence confrontation lab and even took part in one of the simulations.

Anderson discussed the impact of this sort of training with Neil Bruntrager, General Counsel of the St. Louis Police Officers Association and Phillip Abita Goff, Assistant Professor of social psychology at UCLA.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Gary Tuchman
August 26th, 2014
11:16 PM ET

Would a dashcam really answer all the questions in the Michael Brown shooting?

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.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Mark Geragos • Michael Brown • Randi Kaye
August 26th, 2014
11:01 PM ET

Could a newly released audio recording be a key clue in the Michael Brown shooting?

A man who lives near the spot where Michael Brown lost his life has come forward with what he says is an audio recording of Officer Wilson firing his gun. CNN cannot independently confirm that this is an actual recording of the shooting, but if it is authentic it could be a key piece of evidence. Ted Rowlands has what can be heard on this recording.

What could the recording mean for prosecutors, if Officer Wilson is charged in the shooting of Michael Brown? Anderson discussed it with CNN legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin, along with audio forensic expert Frank Piazza.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • Ted Rowlands
August 26th, 2014
10:58 PM ET

Web exclusive: Hill Harper on Ferguson's 'fractured relationship with law enforcement'

You might know Hill Harper as one of the stars of the show 'Covert Affairs.' He just returned from a visit to Ferguson. He described an 'us against them' mentality when it comes to both the police force and young people living there.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • Web Exclusive
August 25th, 2014
11:40 PM ET

Michael Brown's cousin: This is not just a burial… it's the beginning of a movement

Thousands of people gathered to pay their respects to Michael Brown today. His family remembered him as a big guy with a kind and gentle soul. Anderson discussed today's service and the message it is sending with Michael Brown's cousin Eric Davis along with Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump.

AC360 takes a look back at the most moving moments from Michael Brown's funeral.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown
August 25th, 2014
11:34 PM ET

Who is Officer Darren Wilson?

Today's funeral for Michael Brown was all about remembering a life cut short. But now new details are emerging about the Darren Wilson, the police officer who fired the fatal shots. Ted Rowlands looks at Wilson's personal and professional life.

Anderson discussed the support Officer WIlson is receiving from the law enforcement community with Neil Bruntrager. He is the General Counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association.


Filed under: Ferguson • Officer Darren Wilson • Ted Rowlands
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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