Mo. lawmakers call for disbanding of Ferguson Police Department - KMOV.com

Mo. lawmakers call for disbanding of Ferguson Police Department after DOJ ruling

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

State Senators Jamilah Nasheed and Maria Chappelle-Nadal are both calling for the Ferguson Police Department to be disbanded.

"It really shines a light on a serious problem, and that's racism," Nasheed said of the department.

Nasheed believes another department needs to take over policing in the North County community.

"If we're going to restore true, [we] have to start with municipal courts," said Nasheed.

Chappelle-Nadal also called for the Ferguson Police Department to be dismantled, saying that every day individuals are targeted and harassed.

When asked how she can use her position as a state senator to correct problems, Chappelle-Nadal said she has a bill that would restrict the use of deadly force unless there is an imminent threat to the officer or those nearby.

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