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McCulloch, Belmar to discuss Ferguson at SLU law forum

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch will serve as keynote speaker at a Saint Louis University symposium on law enforcement issues after the fatal Ferguson police shooting.

County police chief Jon Belmar will also participate as a panelist at a February 20 event called “The Thin Blue Line: Policing Post-Ferguson.” Law student organizers say the annual Public Law Review symposium will address “legal challenges to law enforcement” after Michael Brown’s death.

A county grand jury determined in November that former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson didn’t use deadly force in Brown’s death. MCulloch is facing several legal and ethics challenges to how his office handled the case.

The elected prosecutor also will be honored Friday in St. Louis by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of four top “influential lawyers” in 2014.

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