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Ferguson reviewing nearly 8,000 old court cases
Ferguson, Missouri, is reviewing nearly 8,000 pre-2014 municipal court cases to determine which should be thrown out, a process expected to take about six months
A look at high-profile police-related deaths of US blacks
A white former police officer in South Carolina will spend two decades in prison for shooting an unarmed black motorist to death in 2015. Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager pleaded guilty to violating Walter Scott's civil rights when he shot him five times in the back. A state murder
Congressional Black Caucus members grill Jeff Sessions on relationship with minority communities
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pressed today by black lawmakers on his agency’s relationship with African American communities — a heated exchange that included criticism of his hiring practices, a report on so-called ‘black extremists’ groups and his comments about Black Lives Matter . During
How St . Louis police officer Jason Stockley went from West Point to murder suspect
Days of protests have followed Friday's acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who was accused of murder in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith, the man he shot after a pursuit and attempted apprehension. The case has sparked protests that have ranged from largely peaceful
Portraits of protesters on the front lines in St . Louis
It's been four straight nights of civil unrest in St. Louis, Missouri, after former police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted of murder in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The protests have been marked by a police force digging-in behind an acting police chief who, after the third night, stated
St . Louis erupts in anger over police-involved shooting
Acquittal of a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man in St. Louis sparks protests and outrage.
Trump: 'I stand by my pardon of Sheriff Joe'
In a news conference with the president of Finland, Trump comments on Hurricane Harvey and defends his pardon of Joe Arpaio.
Recent flashpoints in the controversy over Confederate symbols
As of 2016, the U.S. was home to more than 700 Confederate monuments or statues on public property, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center . But Confederate symbols, such as the Confederate flag and statues of leaders of the Confederacy during the Civil War, have often been the
Michael Brown's family settles lawsuit for $1.5 million, Ferguson city attorney says
The family of Michael Brown , an African American teen whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked large-scale protests, has settled its lawsuit against the city for $1.5 million, said Apollo Carey, the city attorney for Ferguson. The settlement amount was paid by
Alex Perez Official Biography
Alex Perez is a national correspondent for ABC News. His work can be seen on “ Good Morning America ,” “World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” and “20/20.” Since joining ABC in 2012, Alex has criss-crossed the country, and globe, to file his reports. He covered hurricanes along the east coast and