Ferguson residents get a say on police overhaul agreement - KMOV.com

Ferguson residents get a say on police overhaul agreement

Posted: Updated:
Businesses are recovering from 2014 Ferguson looting and protests Businesses are recovering from 2014 Ferguson looting and protests

By JIM SALTER
Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson residents are getting their say on a settlement city leaders negotiated with the U.S. Department of Justice that calls for sweeping changes to police practices in the St. Louis suburb where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot.

The first public meeting on the proposed consent decree will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, followed by comment sessions Saturday and on Feb. 9, when the city council could approve the agreement.

Click here to read the agreement

Brown, who was black and unarmed, was killed by white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014. Wilson was not prosecuted, but the shooting led to an outpouring of concern about police and the town's municipal court system, leading to a critical Justice Department report.

The agreement, if approved, would likely avert a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Watch News 4 Now

Mouse over player for controls · LAUNCH FULL PLAYER

Powered by Frankly