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Settlement reached in Ferguson civil lawsuit

The family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, has reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Koval tells black church leaders he 'desperately' seeks forgiveness

The most emotional moments during a Friday night forum African-American church leaders hosted to help mourners prepare for Tony Robinson's funeral came as Madison Police Chief Mike Koval talked about what his department's officer-involved shooting death has meant for him.

Network journalists say Madison is not Ferguson

Two network journalists said there are distinct differences between covering the police shooting deaths of Tony Robinson and Michael Brown, most noticeably how leaders initially responded to the police shootings.

Madison protesters march following Ferguson decision

Crowd marches from UW campus to jail Tuesday afternoon

A few hundred people staged a peaceful protest outside the Dane County Public Safety building to oppose the decision not to indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August.

Local leaders react to Ferguson decision

Koval, Johnson commit to nonviolence mission in Madison

Local Madison leaders reacted Monday night to the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict office Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Awaiting Ferguson decision, local young leaders emphasize racial inequality

Group will lead local rally following announcement in Missouri

Whether or not a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decides to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, local youth leaders say they will use the decision to emphasize Madison and Dane County's racial inequality.

Criminal justice students learn from Ferguson unrest

Inside a classroom at Madison College, law enforcement students are learning a history lesson written a little more than three months ago. When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, it set off weeks of violent protests. It also became a case study for law enforcement.

Dane Co. NAACP plans summit addressing ‘militaristic tactics'

Group plans to invite law enforcement from around Dane County

Following the police response to Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, MO, Dane County NAACP members voted Tuesday night to spend the next few months planning a countywide law enforcement summit looking at what the civil rights organization feels are local authorities using militaristic tactics.

NAACP plans to take concerns of militarization to MPD chief

Military vehicle could amp up tension in Ferguson-like clash, NAACP leaders say

A big theme coming out of Ferguson is the question over militarizing local law enforcement. And Tuesday night, during a Dane County NAACP meeting, executive members approved taking those concerns to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval.

Madison police chief reacts to Ferguson

Koval: Use of military equipment not first strategy for officers

The police response to demonstrations in Ferguson has received nationwide attention, with critics saying the scene looks like something out of a war zone as officers use tanks and combat armor.

Leaders: Public money not used for Brown siblings' scholarships

Anonymous scholarship donor contacted Wisconsin HOPE Lab via Twitter

The leaders of a University of Wisconsin-Madison college research organization and Dane County's Boys and Girls Club said no public money was used when they helped Michael Brown's three siblings secure college scholarships.

Madison residents honor Michael Brown with moment of silence

100 people participate in vigil downtown

Anger over the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old St. Louis teenager Michael Brown resonated in a crowd of more than 100 Madisonians taking part in the 2014 National Moment of Silence outside of the City County Building Thursday night.