Ferguson Police Department
Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said.
James Knowles says “mutual agreement” reached with Tom Jackson
Attorney General Chris Koster’s office says Ferguson has now complied with state law
Some call for new leadership at police department and city hall, while others are going to Jefferson City for solutions
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 City Attorney Stephanie Karr and Mayor James Knowles III said they have not been contacted by the Department of Justice about any findings, nor given a timeline for completion of the investigations.
According to CNN, the issue at stake is “a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers within the Ferguson Police Department.”
The lawyer for former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says his client wants to take what happened and make it a “teachable moment.”
Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris in Ferguson; they’re hoping for a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest.
National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.