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DOJ Releases Scathing Report on St. Louis County Family Court

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.

07/31/2015

A large group of police officers advance toward demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot smoke and tear gas into the crowd of several hundred as they advanced near the police command center which has been set up in a shopping mall parking lot. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Report Faults Police Actions During Ferguson Unrest

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.

06/30/2015

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Ferguson Hires Lawyer to Negotiate with DOJ

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.

04/17/2015

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (KMOX file photo)

Lt. Gov. Kinder Blames Feds for ‘Incitement of the Mob’ in Ferguson

“There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area,” Kinder said.

03/17/2015

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Federal Scrutiny of Ferguson to Continue

Assistant A.G. Vanita Gupta confirms meetings will take place in coming weeks

03/11/2015

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Ferguson City Manager Resigns

The Ferguson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a mutual agreement for City Manager John Shaw to step down, effective immediately.

03/11/2015

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Ferguson Municipal Judge Resigns

In the DOJ’s Ferguson report, Judge Ronald Brockmeyer was accused of jailing impoverished defendants unable to pay fines.

03/09/2015

Coalition of black elected officials, clergy and the NAACP react to the U.S. Department of Justice's report on the Ferguson Police Department during a news conference on March 8, 2015 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Coalition of Black Leaders Supports DOJ Action in Ferguson

Some call for new leadership at police department and city hall, while others are going to Jefferson City for solutions

03/08/2015

Ferguson, Missouri Mayor James Knowles reads a prepared statement to reporters in Ferguson,Missouri on March 4, 2015.  Knowles was responding to a Justice Department report that was released on the problems in Ferguson following the riots of 2014.  Photo by BIll Greenblatt/UPI

Ferguson Leaders, DOJ Officials to Meet Again

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.

03/06/2015

Demonstrators protest outside the police department entrance of the Pine Lawn Municipal Court Building on March 5, 2015  in Pine Lawn, Missouri.. The group of about 20 demonstrators were protesting the 20,000 outstanding arrest warrants issued last year in a town with 3,400 residents.  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Protesters March on Pine Lawn Municipal Court

Some say they hope the Justice Department will review court procedures.

03/05/2015

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