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Department of Justice to Sue FergusonThe Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving how police and courts treat poor people and minorities.
DOJ: Ferguson City Council Decree Changes Create 'Unnecessary Delay'The U.S. Department of Justice says it will "take necessary legal actions" after the Ferguson City Council has attempted to change their agreement.
Ferguson Council Passes Amended DOJ Consent AgreementMayor Knowles: "Substantively, the spirit of the decree is still very much intact."
Ferguson City Council Scheduled to Vote Tonight on DOJ DecreeThe council still has an empty seat due to the death of Brian Fletcher last month.
Ferguson Moves Tuesday's Council Meeting to Larger VenueLarge Crowds Expected
St. Louis Man Says Being Raped Caused Crippling AnxietyHe tells KMOX he never told anyone earlier because he didn't know how to tell.
Ferguson, Feds Reach Tentative Police Reform DealThe Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson, Missouri, on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014.
Report: Ferguson Close to Agreement with DOJThere's a report that Ferguson is close to a deal with the U.S. Department Justice that would head off a federal civil rights lawsuit.
St. Louis County Police Urged to Strengthen Protest PlanningThe latest assessment found St. Louis County police ``to be a competent, professional police department, well trained and disciplined in the technical skills.'' And it acknowledged that the events in Ferguson were difficult.
St. Louis to Receive DOJ Grant to Hire More PoliceSt. Louis was not listed as one of the selected cities to receive grant money for body cameras.
NAACP to Offer Free Legal Aid to St. Louis County ChildrenDetails of the program will be unveiled Friday during an NAACP-sponsored community leadership brunch near St. Louis, a week after the U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the county's family court system that handles about 6,000 youth cases each year.
DOJ Releases Scathing Report on St. Louis County Family CourtA department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.

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