Violence returns to the streets of Ferguson
The events happening in Ferguson, Missouri, have shocked the nation — beginning with the August 9, 2014 shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown by the now-former local officer Darren Wilson, to the resulting protests and the heavy-handed response by law enforcement officials.
On March 12 of this year, violence returned to the streets of Ferguson when two police officers were shot just after midnight during a rally, only just a few hours after embattled Police Chief Thomas Jackson’s resignation. One officer, described by authorities as a a 41-year-old man and 14-year veteran of law enforcement from the St. Louis County Police Department, was shot in the shoulder. The second officer, a 32-year-old and 7-year veteran from Webster Groves, was shot in the face.
Both officers have sustained non-life threatening injuries, but ”are in serious condition.”