Democratic presidential candidate and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters on Tuesday  at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri. Photograph:  Whitney Curtis/Getty Images. 1:40

As politicians across the southern US spoke out against the Confederate battle flag and the nation’s largest retailers pulled items with its image (...)

Michael Slager, who was fired from his job after video emerged of Walter Scott being shot in the back, could face between 30 years and life if convicted of murder. Photograph: Reuters/Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

A grand jury on Monday indicted a former police officer on a murder charge for the shooting death of a black man in North Charleston, South Carolina, (...)

People march in to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in protest to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges after he shot two people in 2012. Photograph: Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images.

A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting dead of an unarmed black man and woman after a high-speed car chase in (...)

You can see why Madisen and Ruth Ward would prove so appealing to journalists due to the relative rarity of mother-and-son duos. But the (...)

US attorney general Loretta Lynch: said last week’s protests pointed to the need for an investigation. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

The US justice department on Friday launched an investigation into the Baltimore police department’s use of force and whether there are patterns of di(...)

Fox News anchor Shep Smith apologised for his colleague Mike Tobin’s report on Monday. Photograph: Youtube/YouHitNews

Fox News has apologised for a report that said a man had been shot in Baltimore in an altercation with police. Baltimore police denied the media repor(...)

Policing on trial

The decision by Baltimore’s state attorney to charge six police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray has helped to defuse an incendia(...)

A police officer douses a man, who was hit by pepper spray after defying a curfew, with water as he lies handcuffed  in west Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph: Reuters

The mayor of Baltimore lifted a 10pm to 5am curfew on Sunday she had imposed on the city last week after a night of looting and arson that followed th(...)

A handout  released by the Baltimore, Maryland Police Department on  May 1st 2015 shows Ceasar Goodson, Garrett Miller and Edward Nero and  William Portner, Brian Rice and Alicia White, the six Baltimore police officers that were charged in connection with the death in custody of Freddie Gray. The Baltimore state’s attorney said she was filing criminal charges against six police officers. EPA

The state attorney in Baltimore has filed criminal charges against all six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray (25), whose death af(...)

Members of the National Guard sit parked in a humvee in the Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As protesters marched in several cities across the US, Baltimore officials asked for patience while prosecutors decide whether to charge six officer(...)