SLU law students offer legal advice to Ferguson residents - KMOV.com

SLU law students offer legal advice to Ferguson residents

FERGUSON, MO. (KMOV.com) – Law students from St. Louis University met with Ferguson residents Saturday afternoon in an effort to offer legal advice to locals.

“We want them to know, when they are dealing with the police, they actually do have rights,” said Ashley Moore, a law student at SLU. “It’s not something that we just say exists.”

Another student, Avvennett Gezahan, said some of the topics they covered were searches and seizures, if citizens must consent to a search, or even if they are required to stay and talk to police.

However, students said these meetings were not just for Ferguson residents, but for anyone who wants a better understanding of their rights.

SLU students say they plan to have classes soon in an effort to educate residents on how to navigate the legal system.

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