Confused about Ferguson? Catch up with our timeline

By Tiffany Cobb

The Vision Online Staff Writer

Ferguson, Missouri was on of the most dangerous places to be in America for most of the month of October. Here's a recap of what happened when? 

Saturday Aug. 9

11:48 a.m. – An officer responds to routine call.

11:51 a.m. – Another report is made about a robbery at a convenience store. The dispatcher relays a description of the robber. Suspect is walking toward the Quick Trip convenience store.

12:01 p.m. – The officer meets Michael Brown and a friend as they walk down a street.

12:04 p.m. – Two officers respond to scene after reports of shots fired.

12:06 p.m. -  An ambulance responding to the earlier sick person call drives by and responds to assess Brown.

Sunday Aug. 10

10:00 a.m. – Michael Brown, 18, was unarmed, St. Louis County Police Chief Joe Belmar says in a news conference. Belmar says Brown physically assaulted the officer, and during a struggle between the two, Brown reached for the officer's gun. Three shots were fired according to witnesses.  

8:00 p.m. - A candlelight vigil to honor Brown later turns violent. (9:00 p.m.) More than a dozen businesses are vandalized and looted. More than 30 people are arrested and two police officers suffered injuries, police said.

Monday Aug. 11

2:00 a.m. – The riots are finally brought to an end.

5:00 a.m. – The first day of school is canceled in Jennings, a neighboring city of Ferguson, for safety of students who could be walking.

7:00 a.m. –Ferguson police report that death threats have been coming in at an extremely alarming rate. Michael Brown supporters are claiming racial profiling from the police.

10:00 a.m. – Seven people are arrested from the hundreds gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department to demand justice for Brown's death.

11:00 a.m. – A parallel investigation is opened by the FBI looking into the shooting of Brown.

4:00 p.m. – The parents and attorney of Brown hold a press conference where they ask for a stop of violence and demand justice for their son.

8:00 p.m. – Rioting begins again particularly around convenience stores. Tear gas is released in an attempt to disperse crowds.

Tuesday Aug. 12

Early morning -  Police announce 15 arrests stemming from Ferguson events Monday evening. In addition, St. Louis County Police Chief says the name of the officer involved in the shooting would not be released due to threats on social media.

10:00 a.m. – Protesters gather at St. Louis County Police Department headquarters for a peaceful protest where a list of demands was given relating to the investigation of Brown's death.

12:00 p.m. - A report for Brown is released by St. Louis County Medical Examiner's office. The FAA announces air restrictions over Ferguson to allow for law enforcement helicopters.

3:00 p.m. – Officials charge nine people in relation to looting in Ferguson

4:00 p.m. – President Obama releases a statement regarding the Brown incident. The Justice Department announces it will take on police tactics in video recording across the country.

7:00 p.m. – Gov. Jay Nixon, City of St. Louis Mayor and other area leaders come together to speak on the Brown case.

10:00 p.m. – Tensions rise between protesters and police for the third consecutive night. Rioting and looting assumes late into the night.

Wednesday Aug. 13

 9:00 a.m. – The city of Ferguson asked protests and vigils for Michael Brown to be held during the daytime in hopes to stop late night rioting and looting.

10:00 a.m. – A number of volunteers gather to help the city start to pick up the pieces after tense and violent episodes in prior days.

11:00 a.m. - Brown's remains had been turned over to the family.

3:00 p.m. – The Justice Department opens a federal civil rights investigation related to the Ferguson shooting.

6:00 p.m. – Ferguson-Florissant School District postpones the first day of school until Aug. 18 due to safety concerns for its students.

9:00 p.m. – Police begin to throw tear gas at protesters in Ferguson in order to disperse crowds. During the commotion, police also force media to move back out of the area and throw tear gas at an Al Jazeera America crew.

Thursday Aug. 14

 6:00 a.m. – After another night of violence, a report is release saying 16 people have been arrested and two officers.

11:40 a.m. – Obama addressed the nation on Ferguson and urges for calm. The president called on local police to be "open and transparent" about their investigation of Brown's death.

3:30 p.m. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that the Missouri Highway Patrol command control in Ferguson.

6:00 p.m. – Across the country, silent vigils were held to remember and honor the memory of Michael Brown.

Late Evening– Citizens peacefully marched alongside state troopers and no violent clashes were reported for the first time this week.

Friday Aug. 15

 8:45 a.m. –Darren Wilson is named as the officer who shot Brown on Aug. 9. Wilson has been on the force for six years and has no disciplinary action against him, police chief Thomas Jackson says.

11:00 a.m. – Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson says at a security briefing that he hopes for peaceful protests in Ferguson. Gov. Jay Nixon reassured people that the investigation's focus remains on finding out how and why Brown was killed.

12:00 p.m. – An attorney for Dorian Johnson, who is an eyewitness interviewed by law enforcement, says that Dorian Johnson and Brown took place in the convenience store robbery prior to the shooting.

12:30 p.m. – The Brown family releases a statement. "beyond outraged" by how the information was released in a way to "assassinate the character of their son," tying him to the robbery.

3:00 p.m. – Chief Thomas Jackson claims the officer who shot Brown did not know Brown was a suspect in a strong-arm robbery. Wilson claims he stopped Brown for walking in the middle of the street. 

Friday night into Saturday morning – Police and nearly 200 protesters clash as rocks are thrown at officers and armored trucks return to the streets. Tear gas is used to disperse rowdy crowds.

Saturday Aug. 16

3:00 p.m. – Gov. Nixon issues a state of emergency for the Ferguson area and will impose a curfew until further notice. "If we are going to achieve justice, we must first have and maintain peace," Nixon said. "This is a test. The eyes of the world are watching."

Sunday Aug. 17

 9:00 a.m. – A press conference announces that seven rioters were arrested and one shot as police and protesters clash despite a curfew that took effect at midnight.

1:00 p.m. – Citing the "extraordinary'' nature of the case, Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a separate federal autopsy for Brown at the request of his family.

9:00 p.m. – Protests continued even after imposed curfew. Tear gas is released in retaliation of drinks and rocks being thrown at officers.

10:00 p.m. – Second autopsy results confirm that Brown was was shot six times including four times in the right arm and twice in the head. All shots were fired from Brown's front — this contradicts witness statements indicating that Brown was hit as he ran away from police.

Monday Aug. 18

 2:00 a.m. – The National Guard is brought into Ferguson to combat extreme violence against police. The protestors have shot at police, looted hundreds of businesses, and attempted to block roads and overrun the police command center.

9:45 a.m. – Michael Baden, the Brown family's hired pathologist who performed a private autopsy on Brown's body said his results are consistent with the police's or witnesses' account of how Brown died.

1:00 p.m. – Gov. Nixon lifts the curfew in Ferguson after failure to stop violence.

9:00 p.m. – Ferguson-Florissant School District cancels school for the rest of the week amid safety concerns for students.

Tuesday Aug. 19

9:00 a.m. – Thirty one rioters are arrested , four police officers injured, two people shot, and two fires were set during a night of clashes between police and protesters.

1:00 p.m. – A 23-year-old man was fatally shot by a police officer  north St. Louis, just a few miles from Ferguson. The man threatened officers with a knife with the intent to kill.  

Wednesday Aug. 20

12:00 a.m. – Rioting wasn’t as dangerous, but 47 people were arrested and threats were made to kill an officer.

9:00 a.m. - A grand jury began an investigation whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged for the death of Michael Brown.

Undisclosed time - Lieutenant Ray Albers of the St. Ann Police Department was suspended indefinitely from his duties after pointing a semi-automatic service rifle at peaceful protesters and threatening them the night before.

Thursday Aug. 21

12:30 a.m. - Only a few of the 150 protesters remain and tensions are diffused.

12:00 p.m. — Gov. Jay Nixon orders the Missouri National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson.

Friday Aug. 22

1:00 a.m. – "It was another good night,'' Missouri State Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said. "We're heading toward a sense of peace for our community. Through 12:30 a.m., there were just seven arrests, including five for failing to disperse.

Saturday Aug. 23

2:00 a.m. – After a night of peaceful protest, no arrests were made.

2:00 p.m. – The NAACP holds a peaceful protest throughout Ferguson.

7:00 p.m. – The White House consider implementing standard video procedures for local police forces.

Sunday Aug. 24

 2:00 a.m. – Capt. Ron Johnson announces that six were arrested overnight with a majority of arrests for failure to disperse. All roads are reopened.

12:00 p.m. – Around 100 family members and friends gather for a private viewing of Brown's body.

Michael Brown Sr. requests no protests during his son's funeral on Monday. "All I want is peace while my son is being laid to rest," he said during the St. Louis Peace Fest.

Monday Aug. 26

 10:00 a.m. – Friends, family and strangers say goodbye to Brown at a funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.