Committee looking into how police and public interact

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A special committee is looking into how police and the public interacted in the wake of the civil unrest in Ferguson. The Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a series of discussions on the topic today at UMSL.

The focus of the meeting was on if race or color varied the use of force.

The committee heard testimony from community members, law enforcement, and government officials.

The Missouri Advisory Committee plans to hold a follow-up meeting in Kansas City later in the year to gather additional testimony.