Proposing change with the Department of Justice in Ferguson

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KTVI) - The Ferguson City Council is seeking input from the public on the proposed agreement between Ferguson and the Department of Justice (DoJ).

The proposed agreement comes after seven months of negotiations between members of the Ferguson City Council and the DoJ.

The mayor of Ferguson, Mayor James Knowles, spoke with the Fox 2 team this morning to discuss the proposed agreement between Ferguson and the DoJ.

The first meeting of the City Council is tonight, Feb. 2, at the Ferguson City Hall. It is the first of three meetings before next Tuesday's vote. The demand for change stems from protesting efforts of Ferguson citizens following the death of Michael Brown in 2014.

A post on the City of Ferguson's website reported "This agreement, if approved, avoids the time and cost of litigation and allows the City to continue its focus to ensure constitutional policing and court practices, and thus provides these benefits to the citizens of Ferguson."

The proposed agreement, sent by the DoJ, can be read in full on the Ferguson City website here.

The Ferguson City Council will be accepting letters from the public on the agreement between now and next Tuesday.

 

The three meetings open to public discussion on the agreement can be found below.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.- Ferguson City Hall
Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.- Ferguson Community Center
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m- Ferguson City Hall