The QuikTrip that burned during the rioting has been torn down, and hundreds of volunteers recently fanned out to pick up trash and pull weeds around the city. But other businesses that were destroyed are still in shambles, and plywood boards still protect windows a year later.
A department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.
St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
A hearing is scheduled for a former St. Louis County Police lieutenant fired over accusations he ordered officers to target African-Americans.
Called the A4 study, researchers will investigate a drug that could prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in people at risk.
When attorney Wesley Bell and retired entrepreneur Ella Jones take their oaths, they will increase the number of African-Americans on the Ferguson City Council to three.
St. Louis County officials say they are ready to step up and do what is needed as a result of the DOJ’s findings on the Ferguson police and court system.
“It will either bankrupt them by having to fight it, or it will bankrupt them by having to comply with it,” says former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.
The U.S. Department of Justice is not expected to be kind to Ferguson police in it’s final report on the department.
A new report on racial disparity in the St. Louis area shows not much has changed in the last 20 years. According to the report released this morning, St. Louis is the sixth most segregated city in the U.S.