Eyewitnesses provided police with a description of the suspect, and video as well.
New York police officer Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct in the death of Akai Gurley in a darkened public housing stairwell.
After a Staten Island grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges over the death of Eric Garner, there seemed little hope of legal action. However, a recent federal grand jury may give the case a second chance.
Authorities say the gunfire that killed Autumn Johnson was probably intended for her father, a gang member. Though Compton has made tremendous strides in reducing violence, the city falls short of eliminating all traces of its violent reputation.
Members of the Ferguson City Council have said that financial obstacles prevent them from accepting the Department of Justices' suggested reforms whole-cloth.
A federal judge has approved the Rowan County clerk's decision to remove her name from all marriage licenses to avoid appearing to personally sanction same-sex marriages.
The Ohio-based activist's death rocked the local civil rights community, leaving his loved ones and admirers struggling to understand why he would choose to take his own life.
After months of negotiation with the Department of Justice, the Ferguson city council approved a plan for police reform – but with some last minute cost caveats.
Umm Sayyaf reportedly told Iraqi officials that she held the American aid worker captive. Ms. Sayyaf is currently being held on terrorism charges in her native Iraq.