Department of Justice
A Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police’s response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.
Ferguson released only a brief statement confirming it has hired prominent Illinois attorney Daniel K. Webb to negotiate with the Justice Department on the consent decree.
“There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area,” Kinder said.
The Ferguson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a mutual agreement for City Manager John Shaw to step down, effective immediately.
In the DOJ’s Ferguson report, Judge Ronald Brockmeyer was accused of jailing impoverished defendants unable to pay fines.
Some call for new leadership at police department and city hall, while others are going to Jefferson City for solutions
Ferguson city leaders will meet with DOJ officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week, Mayor James Knowles said Friday.
Protesters outside police headquarters in Ferguson shouted “I told you so!” after the U.S. Department of Justice found patterns of discrimination in the department.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles read a brief statement but did not take questions.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice.