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  • Residents Of Ferguson Continue To Call For Change Over Handling Of Michael Brown Shooting
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    Group working to help Missouri parents address trauma

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A nonprofit organization in Missouri says it’ll take lessons learned from protests in Ferguson after an unarmed black man was fatally shot by a white police officer to help parents address the challenges of trauma. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Parents as Teachers of Missouri is part of a national group […]
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    Judge tosses lawsuit over Ferguson protest police tactics

    The protesters said that they would appeal
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    Progress in Ferguson, but much work remains, lawyers say

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is making progress on reforms, but attorneys for both sides say much work remains to meet the requirements of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Ferguson reached a settlement with the Justice Department earlier this year aimed at resolving problems in the St. Louis […]
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    Filling police vacancies is latest struggle for Ferguson

    The Ferguson police department is looking to fill it’s dwindling ranks, but is not having much luck. The department, which was thrown into the national spotlight following Michael Brown’s death, apparently, has lost almost 20 officers since 2014 and is currently facing 13 vacancies. Some officers have retired, others resigned after dealing with months of […]
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    Judge declines to widen access to Ferguson grand jury details

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A federal judge presiding over the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Michael Brown’s parents declined to expand the number of people who can see sensitive grand jury details related to Brown’s 2014 death in Ferguson. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber on Tuesday rejected a request by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, […]
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    Attorneys clash over document release in Ferguson lawsuit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Defense attorneys in the wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents cite recent rampages that killed police in warning against expanding who can see unredacted grand jury transcripts related to Brown’s death. A St. Louis federal judge agreed in June to let no more than two attorneys for the defense and […]
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    Car hits protester in Ferguson, shots ring out

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A spokesman for the city of Ferguson says it appears the driver who struck a protester at an event marking the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death did not do so intentionally. Spokesman Jeff Small tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the driver who hit a man standing in the road Tuesday […]
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    Ferguson residents approve tax increase

    ( KTRS ) For the second time in less than a year, Ferguson residents have approved a tax increase to help the city rebound from the financial hit it took following Michael Browns death The approved 2 percent hike in the “business license utility tax”, will reportedly create an additional $700,000 every year. City Manager […]
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    Monitor chosen to oversee Ferguson’s police, court reforms

    ( KTRS ) U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry has approved the group that will serve as Independent Monitor of the Consent Decree for the City of Ferguson. Cleveland based law firm, Squire Patton Boggs was chosen out of a pool of four finalists by the City of Ferguson and the Department of Justice. Officials […]
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    Ferguson voters to again consider tax increase

    Ferguson voters in April approved a half-cent sales tax increase and narrowly defeated a property tax increase
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    Chief Moss makes first hire since consent decree

    ( KTRS ) The City of Ferguson has officially sworn in a new Police officer. Area native, Drew Canaday, is the seventh African- American police officer in the department. He is the first recipient of a scholarship adopted by Ferguson City Council members in 2014, to attend the St. Louis County Police Academy. Officer Canaday […]
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    How the new attack on law and order makes everyone less safe

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    Federal appeals court reinstates Ferguson grand juror’s suit

    The lawsuit claims St. Louis County's prosecutor mischaracterized the jury's findings when he announced in November 2014 that the panel declined to indict officer Darren Wilson
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    Lawyers for Ferguson seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson, Missouri, and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of Michael Brown are seeking access to any sealed juvenile records pertaining to the black teen whose 2014 fatal shooting by a white police officer set off large protests. An attorney for Ferguson, the […]
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    Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit in Ferguson case

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A three-judge Missouri Court of Appeals panel says a judge correctly dismissed a lawsuit that sought an independent probe of a prosecutor’s handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown. The panel in St. Louis ruled last week that a St. Louis County judge was “well […]
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    Judge orders release of grand jury documents to Michael Brown’s family

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A St. Louis federal judge is ordering for the first time the release of unredacted grand jury transcripts in the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown to lawyers for his family. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber signed off Monday on an order requiring St. Louis County prosecutors to […]
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    Ferguson’s city attorney Karr announces resignation

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Ferguson’s city attorney says she’s stepping down, just a few weeks after the St. Louis suburb engulfed in racial unrest since Michael Brown’s 2014 death announced they were looking to replace her as local prosecutor. Stephanie Karr announced her resignation Monday in writing, calling the decision her own. Karr has been […]
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    Missouri Democrats see scant progress on police oversight

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are two weeks left for the Missouri Legislature to pass bills, and some Democrats are frustrated another year has passed without major changes to the state’s law enforcement policies. Lawmakers are trying to bring the state’s laws into line with a 1985 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that police can […]
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    The Latest: Ferguson voters pass 1 tax hike, not the other

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Ferguson voters have approved one tax increase but rejected another, creating uncertainty about whether the town where 18-year-old Michael Brown died in a 2014 police shooting will be able to afford changes required in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Complete, unofficial results show voters in the Missouri town […]
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    Moss supporters say he’s the right fit for Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Delrish Moss experienced the worst of policing growing up in inner-city Miami. Those close to him say that makes him the ideal person to bring the best of it to Ferguson, Missouri, where African-American mistrust of police dates long before the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Moss, a 51-year-old black man, […]
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    Veteran Miami officer named police chief in Ferguson

    ( KTRS ) A veteran Miami police officer with two decades of experience will take over as Ferguson’s police chief, hoping to help the city heal as it rebounds after the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown. Miami Police Maj. Delrish Moss was announced as chief Thursday.  He will be in charge of a mostly […]
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    Ferguson deal with DOJ could hinge on tax hikes

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, says the city will be “highly unlikely” to fully comply with terms of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice if voters fail to approve two tax increases. Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press Wednesday that passage of both a sales tax and […]
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    Court invites public comments on Ferguson agreement with DOJ

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – The public will get an opportunity for comment on the proposed settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Ferguson at a hearing next month. The hearing will be at 9:30 a.m. April 19 in Courtroom 3 North of the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis. U.S. […]
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    The Latest: Ferguson council votes to accept DOJ reform deal

    ( KTRS ) The Ferguson City Council has unanimously agreed to accept a U.S. Justice Department plan to overhaul its embattled police force and municipal court system. Elected leaders in the city, where the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement, voted Tuesday night to approve the DOJ consent […]
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    Ferguson City Council reconsiders DOJ reform agreement

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Ferguson is closer to resolving a civil rights lawsuit with the U.S. Justice Department. The City Council in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown sparked unrest gave a first reading Tuesday to a measure that would approve an agreement with the Justice Department. The deal […]
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    Ferguson City Council may reconsider consent agreement with DOJ

    (KTRS) – The Ferguson City Council may reconsider a proposed settlement with the Department of Justice this week. Late Friday, the city got a letter from the DOJ that promised that any overhaul to the police force and municipal court would not create an unmanageable financial burden. In a statement today, Mayor James Knowles III […]
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    Ferguson announces four finalists for Chief of Police

    The city expects to announce the new chief by April
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    Residents ask Ferguson to reconsider scuttled DOJ agreement

    ( KTRS ) Some Ferguson, residents are challenging the city’s decision to reject a federal agreement to overhaul its police department and municipal courts. The Ferguson City Council met, last night, for the first time since its members voted unanimously two weeks earlier to turn down a consent decree negotiated with the Justice Department. That […]
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    Ferguson mayor: City told DOJ agreement no sure thing

    Mayor James Knowles says the agency knew Ferguson officials wanted community input about the settlement
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    Federal gov’t enters Ferguson court case in strong position

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. The Justice Department will look to prove in court the same […]
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    DOJ announces lawsuit against Ferguson

    (KTRS/AP) – The Department of Justice is officially suing the city of Ferguson. Tuesday night the city council voted to amend an agreement with the DOJ aimed improving police and court practices. Federal officials say Ferguson residents have waited a year for the city to adopt the agreement and should not be force to wait […]
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    DOJ agreement could cost Ferguson $3.7 million in first year

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – New estimates show Ferguson’s cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone. This further raises questions about whether the community thrust into the national spotlight after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown can […]
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    Latest: Ferguson residents worry about cost of DOJ agreement

    ( KTRS ) Ferguson residents have mixed feelings about a proposed agreement with the U.S. Justice Department that calls for changes to police practices. About 100 people crammed into Ferguson City Hall chambers Tuesday for the first public meeting since the proposal was announced last week, more were turned away due to lack of space. […]
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    Ferguson residents get a say on police overhaul agreement

    ( KTRS ) 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. The first public meeting on the proposed consent decree will be Tuesday night at 7pm, at the Ferguson city hall, a second comment session is scheduled […]
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    AP: Ferguson, Justice Department close to agreement

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A person familiar with the matter says the Justice Department is close to an agreement with the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, about making widespread changes within the agency. Such an overhaul could avert a civil rights lawsuit that federal officials have the option to bring against departments that resist changing their […]
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    Secret Santa brings gifts of cash, hope to Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Top Missouri Highway Patrol commanders and Ferguson police returned to the scene of sometimes violent protests after Michael Brown’s shooting death – not to make widespread arrests or to deploy tear gas, but to help an anonymous benefactor spread some unexpected holiday cheer. The secret Santa is a Kansas City businessman […]
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    Ferguson announces hiring of new city manager

    ( KTRS ) The city Ferguson has announced the hiring of a new city manager. According to a statement, released late Tuesday night, the city council chose De’Carlon Seewood. Seewood will fill the vacancy created when former City Manager John Shaw resigned in March following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice over racial profiling […]
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    Activists seek ways to implement Ferguson Commission suggestions

    (KTRS) – Activists and organizers are coming together to find ways to hold elected officials accountable for implementing suggestions from the Ferguson Commission. More than a thousand people gathered for a strategy session this weekend at Saint Louis University. The Ferguson Commission delivered a report to Governor Jay Nixon with policy recommendations on how to […]
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    Groups plan events to commemorate anniversary of Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Several groups are joining together for events in Ferguson, Missouri, for the anniversary of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Organizers are calling it the “Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend.” Plans announced Monday include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 from Canfield Drive, the site of the shooting, […]
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    AP: Witness interview missing from grand jury documents

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A police interview with a key witness was not provided along with the thousands of documents released after a grand jury decided to not indict a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. An Associated Press review of the records released by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob […]
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    Governor Nixon begins removal of National Guard troops

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis police chief says the National Guard will soon be ending its deployment in the city. The Guard was activated by Gov. Jay Nixon to provide security as a grand jury decision was announced Nov. 24 in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white Ferguson […]
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    Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis civic group that promotes downtown businesses has told its members that the grand jury considering charges in the Ferguson police shooting case hasn’t reached a decision. Downtown STL Inc. told members in an email Saturday that the grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue deliberating whether charges are […]
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    Striking contrast at Ferguson protest

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protestors wielding bullhorns and challenging the  line of police in riot gear were  not the only demonstrators on West Florissant Wednesday evening. Members of a local Ferguson church brought in a band on a flatbed truck about six thirty.  The lively gospel music quickly drew some protestors away from the police […]
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    Protesters pushed from Ferguson streets

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis SWAT Team was on  the scene of a protest on West Florissant street in Ferguson on Wednesday evening.  Demonstrators were filling the streets. Police told the crowd to clear the area or there will be arrests. Just before 9 pm  police say the crowd that gathered at West Florissant and […]