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.
The Latest: Ferguson Council Votes to Accept DOJ Reform DealThe Ferguson City Council has unanimously agreed to accept a U.S. Justice Department plan to overhaul its embattled police force and municipal court system.
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 Reconsiders DOJ's Less Strenuous ReformThe council last month tried to change it, which the DOJ equated to outright rejection, so the DOJ filed suit.
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.
Ferguson Asked To Reconsider DOJ Consent DecreeMany of the 20 speakers at Tuesday night's council meeting spoke in favor
Kinder, Lawmakers, Alderman React to DOJ's Ferguson Lawsuit"This is antithetical to the American form of government."
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.