FERGUSON, Mo. Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:24pm EDT (Reuters) - The shooting of two police officers during a protest rally in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked an intense manhunt for suspects on Thursday and ratcheted up tensions in a city at the center of a national debate over race and policing.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the attack on the officers, who were treated at a local hospital and released. Hours after the shooting, police said they were questioning an undisclosed number of people following a raid on a home in the St. Louis suburb.
"What happened last night was a pure ambush," Holder said at a press conference. "This was not someone who was trying to bring healing to Ferguson, this was a damn punk."
Congratulations to Commissioner Commendation Recipients Sergeant Detective Felipe Colon, Detective John McCarthy & Officer Richard Slamin - On November 18, 2014, members of the District A-7 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were in the Eagle Hill area of East Boston when officers observed what appeared to be a transaction
Orchestrating the Safe & Successful Return of a 4 Year-old Girl to her Mother Merits Commissioner Commendations for Sgt. Detective Charles Daly & Detective Joseph Trodella - On Saturday, August 8, 2014, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a call for a missing child. On arrival, officers spoke to the child’s mother who stated that she had fallen asleep and, when she awoke,
Thursday, September 11, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to Detectives Leo Ronan and Gloria Kinkead as well as Area E Officers Fabian Belgrave and Wilson Quiles: On August 13, 2014, Officer Quiles responded to a radio call for a robbery at the Burger King on Washington Street in Roslindale.
Commissioner’s Commendations Presented to Officers for Courage & Restraint Shown during Confrontation with Armed Suspect: At about 1:50am, on Saturday, February 7, 2015, Detective Griffin and Officer Merner were conducting surveillance in the area of 41 O'Reilly Way in Charlestown due to several reports relative to gun