Ferguson city council plans review board
FERGUSON, MO - Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they plan to establish a review board to help guide the police department, as the city council prepares to meet for the first time since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
The City Council has set a meeting for Tuesday night. In a statement released by the Devin James Group public relations firm, the council says other changes include reducing the court fine revenue used for city operations and reforming court procedures. It says the review board will provide citizen oversight and guidance for police.
Michael Brown's death last month sparked sometimes-violent protests that led to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon summoning the state Highway Patrol and National Guard. It also exposed an undercurrent of racial unrest in Ferguson.