Protests erupted outside the courthouse after 12 jurors failed to produce a unanimous verdict in the case of University of Cincinnati police officer Roy Tensing, who shot a black man in July 2015. The judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
Four people arrested during the 2014 protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police killing of black teenager Michael Brown have filed a federal lawsuit against the city claiming evidence-free prosecution and violation of basic rights.
On August 9, 2014, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The killing sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and led to changes to policing practices.
There can be no changes to the police reform deal between the US government and Ferguson, the Department of Justice said after the Missouri city asked for seven amendments. The agency has filed a lawsuit over the issue.