Jason Flanery, the St. Louis police officer involved in the shooting death of VonDerrit Myers Jr. in October 2014, has resigned amid a DUI probe.


A prosecutor said Tuesday that no charges would be filed against an off-duty White St. Louis police officer who shot and killed VonDerrit Myers, 18, during an alleged firefight in October, Reuters reports. Jennifer Joyce, the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney, declined to bring criminal charges against the unnamed officer, saying her office’s independent […]

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A lawyer for the family of Vonderrit Myers Jr. has released the name of the White off-duty St. Louis, Mo., police officer named in the teen’s fatal shooting, saying that his social media comments reveal political and racial biases that weigh on the shooting, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. RELATED: NewsOne Exclusive: Vonderrit Myers Jr.’s Parents […]


Invoking the names of Michael Brown, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo, and others who have been killed by law enforcement, a group of protesters defied police orders and marched in to Times Square Wednesday afternoon. The protest, organized by a group known as the October 22nd Coalition, called for an end to police brutality and mass […]

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  Vonderrit D. Myers Jr. (pictured) allegedly fired a shot at a St. Louis police officer before he was fatally shot earlier this month, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The shooting touched off days of protests and came on the heels of the death of Michael Brown, 18, who was unarmed when he was […]


  UPDATED 2:38 P.M., 10/13/14:  According to a press release released by PICO National Network, 10 clergy leaders and activists were arrested on Monday, after the Moral Monday March. In addition, to scholar Cornel West being arrested, Pastor Michael McBride and founder and President of Sojourners Jim Wallis were also arrested. Pastor McBride released the […]


An estimated 17 people were arrested Sunday, after refusing to leave an unplanned sit-in outside a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., during a weekend of mostly peaceful protests against police violence, Reuters reports. RELATED: Hundreds Join Missouri Protest Of Police Shootings Thousands descended on Ferguson and St. Louis, Mo., to protest ongoing violence against Blacks […]


Recently released surveillance footage from Shaw Market in St. Louis shows 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers (pictured above with his mother) buying a sandwich minutes before being shot by a St. Louis police officer. RELATED: St. Louis Police Fatally Shoots Teen, Family Claims He Was Unarmed As previously reported by NewsOne, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson claims […]