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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Ferguson City Council Meeting Held Tuesday Night

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Ferguson City Council Meeting Held Tuesday Night

Ferguson, MO  (KTRS)  The newly hired Interim Ferguson Police Chief isn’t being well received by all. Phil Gassoway voiced his concerns over Andre Anderson at Tuesday night’s Ferguson City Council meeting.  Gassoway referred to Anderson as a “fake cop” and said he objected to residents not having a say in him being hired for this […]

Ferguson City Council Meeting Held Tuesday Night

Ferguson, MO  (KTRS)  The newly hired Interim Ferguson Police Chief isn’t being well received by all.

Phil Gassoway voiced his concerns over Andre Anderson at Tuesday night’s Ferguson City Council meeting.  Gassoway referred to Anderson as a “fake cop” and said he objected to residents not having a say in him being hired for this position.  Gassoway and a couple of other residents also said they would continue efforts to have Mayor James Knowles recalled.

Anderson was introduced during the meeting.  He briefly spoke before the council and residents. He said he is here to assist the community and is asking the Ferguson Police Department to adopt four principals: embrace professionalism, embrace respect, embrace community engagement, and make the city safe.

Anderson would not take questions from the media.

Ferguson’s newly hired interim city-manager also received criticism.  Emily Davis expressed her disapproval of Ed Beasley. “After being cited by the Department of Justice for the violation of the 1st, 4th, and 14th amendment rights, why would you hire a city manager  who is intent of further violating the rights of the city of Ferguson? Mr. Beasley informed my neighborhood association that we had to fill out a four page form to exercise our constitutional rights. That is not how the constitution works.”

Beasley previously served as the City Manager for Glendale, Arizona. He came under fire when an audit found he and his employees engaged in financial irregularities.

Events planned for the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown were also discussed. City Councilman Wesley Bell said progress has been made in the past year, but more work is needed.

Plans to build a Starbucks along West Florissant Road was among the business items addressed. The council passed an ordinance to grant a special use permit for the establishment.

The next Ferguson City Council meeting is scheduled for August 25th.

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