Ferguson city manager resigns after 3 years
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The man who took over as Ferguson’s city manager while the St. Louis suburb was still in turmoil after Michael Brown’s death has resigned.
Mayor James Knowles III said in a statement Monday that De’Carlon Seewood’s resignation is effective March 1. Seewood is a finalist for a job in Georgia.
Seewood was hired in November 2015, a little over a year after a white police officer fatally shot Brown, a black and unarmed 18-year-old. A grand jury and the U.S. Department of Justice declined to prosecute the officer, Darren Wilson, who later resigned.
The shooting led to months of unrest and a federal consent agreement requiring police and court reforms.
Knowles says Seewood’s accomplishments include working effectively with the Justice Department and helping to engage residents who previously felt disenfranchised.