Mayor James Knowles says there is a lot of misinformation circulating in the city, so the first meetings will address the misconceptions about Ferguson.
Officers were called to a a home twice on Wednesday night by a woman who said an armed man was knocking on her door and harassing her.
Mayor James Knowles says first sessions will “clear up misinformation that is circulating.”
It may be difficult for Missouri to reimburse local police for their work in Ferguson. Mike O’Connell, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, says it just isn’t done.
Steve Stenger, the Democratic candidate for St. Louis County Executive, is speaking out after protestors last night challenged him to back their calls for a special prosecutor in the Michael Brown case.
Spokesman Ed Magee on Wednesday said St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has ordered that the proceedings be transcribed and audio-recorded, an unusual step for grand juries in Missouri.
Some Democratic candidates could find opposition from within their own party from a new coalition of local African-American politicians.
A committee that includes municipal court judges is working to reform St. Louis County’s 81 local courts.
Both departments say they want the state to reimburse them, or else it could have a drastic impact on local police budgets.
The grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case has now been given until early 2015 to decide whether charges should be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.