Ferguson council plans changes to ‘improve trust’

During its first meeting since the shooting of Michael Brown, the Ferguson City Council announced its intention to reduce court fine revenue, reform court procedures and start a Citizen Review Board that will monitor and guide the police department. While the city is making these changes, officials will hold ward meetings to get public input.  Demands to improve operations in police departments and municipal courts grew stronger after the shooting of the unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. About 600 people came to the city council meeting Tuesday night held in a church, and many of them were angry. Throughout the meeting, the council struggled to conduct business because of the disruption, even when it took the first steps toward enacting the court reforms — the first tangible signs of change for which many had called.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Updates with results of the meeting 

 

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