Ferguson residents voice concern over proposed DOJ agreement

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson officials sat down with residents Saturday as they continue to deal with the after effects of the turmoil that gripped that city in the summer and fall of 2014.

Ferguson is close to hammering out an agreement with the Department of Justice.

On Saturday the City of Ferguson held the second of three meetings to get public input before voting on the approval of bill number 7100.  The bill would approve of the civil rights settlement between Ferguson with the Department of Justice.  The 127 page settlement document is demanding changes to city policing and training

Mayor Knowles says part of the deal is the city will be responsible for paying $300, 000 per year for an independent federal monitor for the next five years.

And if the City of Ferguson does not comply with the agreement, it will be fined and taken to court. A second reading and vote is set for this Tuesday night at city hall.