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Feb 26, 2021

AG won’t bring murder charges in jailhouse death

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that he will not seek charges in connection with the death of Tory Sanders, a Black Tennessee man who died in 2017 after officers restrained him in jail in Mississippi County.

Jul 1, 2020

Kansas City board votes to remove name from iconic fountain

Kansas City officials on Tuesday voted to strip the name of one of the city's most influential developers from a city fountain and street because he barred Blacks and Jews from the neighborhoods he developed in the 1900s.

Jul 1, 2020

AG weighs reopening jail-restraint death case

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office said it is willing to review the prior administration’s investigation of the death of a Tennessee man who died in 2017 after officers restrained him in jail.

Jun 29, 2020

Couple draw guns at crowd heading to St. Louis mayor’s home

A white couple stood outside their mansion and pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as the group marched toward the mayor's home to demand her resignation. Police said people in the crowd yelled threats at the couple.

Jun 25, 2020

Protests spark move to rename iconic Kansas City fountain

Decades after influential developer J.C. Nichols kept Blacks, Jews and other minorities out of subdivisions he built that transformed the Kansas City region, protests over the death of George Floyd might lead to his name being removed from one of the city's most iconic sites.

Jun 19, 2020

Kansas City won’t prosecute nonviolent protesters

Kansas City officials will not pursue misdemeanor charges against those who took part in peaceful street protests to decry racial injustice following the death of George Floyd.

Jun 15, 2020

Missouri police chief on leave over inflammatory posts

A rural Missouri police chief has been placed on leave over inflammatory Facebook posts about protests over the death of George Floyd.

Jun 11, 2020

Kansas City board to consider renaming iconic fountain

A member of the city's parks board wrote to fellow board members, asking them to rename an iconic fountain and street in Kansas City that bears the name of an important city developer who barred minorities from living in affluent neighborhoods that he designed in the early 1900s.

Jun 8, 2020

Coalition calls for firing of Missouri detective after video

A coalition of religious leaders and civil rights organizations on Monday demanded the immediate firing of suburban St. Louis detective who is shown on a video striking a man with a police SUV and then apparently hitting him at least twice while handcuffing him.

David Dorn
Jun 8, 2020

Man charged in slaying of retired St. Louis police captain

A 24-year-old St. Louis man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a retired police captain, the city's prosecutor announced.

Jun 4, 2020

Sen. Roy Blunt wants more federal police reviews

Missouri's Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Wednesday called on the U.S. attorney general to act in response to nationwide protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd.

Jun 4, 2020

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

President Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief.

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