Michael Brown, an 18-year-old Black man, was fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri. The former police officer involved won't face charges.
Ella Jones will also be the Missouri city's first female mayor. She got involved in city government after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown.
This time, not so much.
Chief Jason Armstrong, who joined the department last year, called the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown "a wake-up call to law enforcement."
Frank Nucera allegedly slammed a Black teen’s head on a door and regularly used racial slurs. His trial raises major questions about police oversight.
The legislation, which would raise the standard for police use of force, was announced on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
The Trump administration has sharply curtailed the department's ability to rein in troubled police departments.
"I feel proud of the positive race we ran, and I loved talking to the Ferguson community."
Police accountability will be a top priority if she’s elected, McSpadden said.
“It’s a pretty controversial profession.”