Ferguson, Mo., interim police chief Andre Anderson says in statement announcing resignation: 'Many of our policing initiatives that have been implemented over the past few months will build a stronger relationship between the department and Ferguson residents' - @KMOV
More: St. Louis County, Mo., police say the surveillance video from Sunday night's shooting during Ferguson protests shows Tyrone Harris 'grab a handgun out of his waistband once shots are fired' and 'seconds prior to the officer involved shooting' - @FOX2now
Editor's note: St. Louis County Police, in an overnight statement, gave an approximate number of arrests that broke down as follows; 23 were arrested late evening in Ferguson with 64 arrested during the I-70 shutdown. In an earlier statement St. Louis Metro Police said 56 were arrested at the federal courthouse. Those estimates add up to 143 arrested. - David
The Ferguson unrest (also referred to just as Ferguson) is a series of protests and civil disorder that began the day after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a white police officer on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. The unrest sparked a vigorous debate in the United States about the relationship between law enforcement officers and African Americans, the militarization of the police, and the use of force doctrine in Missouri and nationwide.
As the details of the original shooting event emerged from investigators, police established curfews and deployed riot squads to maintain order. Along with peaceful protests, there was looting and violent unrest in the vicinity of the original shooting. According to media reports, there was police militarization when dealing with protests in Ferguson. The unrest continued on November 24, 2014, after a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson. It briefly continued again on the one-year anniversary of Brown's shooting.
In response to the shooting and subsequent unrest, the U.S. Department of Justice conducted an investigation into the policing practices of the Ferguson Police Department (FPD). In March 2015, the U.S. Justice Department announced that they had determined that the FPD had engaged in misconduct against the citizenry of Ferguson, by discriminating against African-Americans and applying racial stereotypes, in a "pattern or practice of unlawful conduct."