Will the DOJ live up to its agreement with Ferguson?

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Since March 2016, the city of Ferguson has been operating under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, entered into after the death of Michael Brown. The quarterly court hearing on Ferguson’s progress occurred July 2.

The consent decree monitor noted that Ferguson had completed its court reforms and that the Missouri Supreme Court was now fulfilling its oversight responsibilities. The monitor complimented Ferguson on updating police policies but noted that Ferguson had failed to achieve its goals in police training and community policing. The monitor noted that there wasn’t much more she could do until the city made more progress.

Left unsaid was why Ferguson is behind: It doesn’t have enough police officers. CONTINUE READING ON STLTODAY.COM

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