Ferguson: five years on from the police shooting of Michael Brown

The fatal shooting on 9 August 2014 was followed by months of protests. Five years on, the legacy of that shooting of a black teenager by a white officer depends on who you talk to. Photographs by Jeff Roberson/AP. Co-written by Jeff Roberson and Jim Salter. People affected by the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and those who have sought change in the aftermath acknowledge his death and the upheaval that followed changed race relations in Ferguson and beyond for ever. Here are some of their stories. Michael Brown Sr In 2014, Williams and Brown were both 18 and knew each other, though not well. Williams took to the streets of Pulliam recognizes that more than 50 years after …