Black Lives Matter

4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a black city councilman scored an election upset and ousted the white prosecutor criticized over his handling of the case.

Wesley Bell's stunning defeat of seven-term St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch in Tuesday's Democratic contest all but assures Bell of victory in November. The Republicans have not put up a candidate.

"People did not think it could be done," the 43-year-old Bell said in an interview Wednesday. "The message we would tell people is, 'You don't have to believe it, yet, just support...