Judge Approves Deal Between Ferguson, Justice DepartmentPerry said the settlement is a ``reasonable resolution'' that avoids years of an extensive court battle. ``I think it's in everyone's best interest and I think it's in the interest of justice,'' she said.
Community Speaks Before Judge on Ferguson Consent DecreeU.S. District Court Judge Catherine Perry will decide whether to approve or decline the consent decree.
Ferguson Settlement Could be in Jeopardy if Tax Hikes FailMayor James Knowles III said passage of both tax increases would wipe out about 80 percent of the city's $2.9 million deficit, but failure to pass them could mean layoffs of police and firefighters.
Public Comment on Ferguson's DOJ Settlement Next MonthFerguson has been under Justice Department scrutiny since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in August 2014.
Ferguson, Justice Department Resolve LawsuitMayor James Knowles says resolving the lawsuit is a big step forward.
Ferguson Council Could Soon Accept DOJ Reform DealThe 131-page consent decree is intended to correct problems identified in last year's Justice Department report.
Ferguson Mayor: With Costs Clarified, DOJ Agreement Near``We feel like we're going to be in that cost range that we can afford,'' Mayor James Knowles III said in an interview with The Associated Press.
St. Louis Now Part of DOJ's Violence Reduction NetworkU.S. Attorney Richard Callahan calls it a "think tank" that gives cities resources to combat crime.
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.