(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
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.
WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI