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Ferguson officials “reviewing” DoJ report findings, plan to comment Wednesday

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – In a statement, the City of Ferguson stated that officials met with the Department of Justice Tuesday to “receive the report concerning the outcome of their investigation of the Ferguson Police Department.” Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III, City Manager John Shaw, Police Chief Tom Jackson and City Attorney Stephanie Karr were at the meeting held in downtown St. Louis.

The meeting comes on the day when portions of the report were released to several national media outlets.

The Ferguson officials were told by the Department of Justice that the report would be released to the public Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2015.

The statement reads, “At this time, the City is currently reviewing the report and its findings. The City will release an official statement in a press conference on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.”

That news conference will be held following the official announcement from the DoJ.

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