FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The meetings went as planned with no disruptions from protestors. The parking lot at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church was packed with cars at least 150 people met at the 3rd ward location the Ferguson police chief says the rule to keep the media out was a decision made by the department of justice. Residents agreed saying the meeting would be more productive to hear the voices of those who actually live in Ferguson. The meeting ran by the department of justice discussed misconceptions about the city using military and riot gear, who controls hiring and firing in the department, transparency and a lot more.
Mayor James Knowles attended the meeting along with council members Kim Tien and David Conway. The city manager and two representatives from the department of justice were also on hand. The group participated in a panel and answered citizen questions. At this point there is no set number of town hall meetings and they will continue for as long as the community requires it.