Federal judge to get update on Ferguson's progress



     (AP) – One day after Ferguson residents heard an update on racial

reform efforts in their community, a federal judge will get an update of her

own.

     U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry is holding a hearing Tuesday to hear about

efforts to eliminate racial bias and create more diversity in the St. Louis

suburb that came under scrutiny following the fatal police shooting of

18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014.

     Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot Brown, who was black and unarmed,

was not charged, but the U.S. Department of Justice found significant racial

bias in Ferguson’s police and municipal court. The city and the Justice

Department reached a settlement in April that calls for major reforms that are

being overseen by a team of monitors for the next several years.




   

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