Both sides speak out at Tuesday City Council meeting
Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department.
Nation’s chief executive makes remarks ahead of Selma remembrance
Some say they hope the Justice Department will review court procedures.
The report will charge that police disproportionately use excessive force against blacks and that black drivers are stopped and searched far more often than white motorists.
The U.S. Department of Justice is not expected to be kind to Ferguson police in it’s final report on the department.
The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.
Though the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, several federal investigations will proceed.
As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation in the Ferguson shooting, a broader federal civil rights review could hold a greater potential to refashion the police department and bring long-lasting change.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.