Ferguson to comment on DOJ report Wednesday

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The Ferguson City Council met Tuesday night in a regularly schedule city council meeting. The council met briefly and then adjourned to a closed session.

Tuesday, reports from various news services said that Ferguson’s top officials had been briefed about Wednesday's release of a Department of Justice Report on its investigation into the Ferguson's government and police department. By all accounts the report will be scathing over a pattern and practice of discrimination against African-Americans.

The report says the police department targeted them for traffic stops, use of force and jail sentences.

The probe was launched after the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson back on August ninth of last year.

That incident set off civil unrest for months around the area that led to protests, looting and fires that destroyed the Ferguson business community.

The report uncovered racist jokes shared by police and court officials through government email.

City officials would not comment on the report Tuesday night, stating that the city would respond Wednesday at a press conference.

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