Ferguson City Council Accepts DOJ Plan To Overhaul Police Department
After initially rejecting federal proposals to reform its criminal justice system, Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to revamp its police department.By Grant Suneson | March 16, 2016
After being hit with a lawsuit, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to overhaul its criminal justice system.
In February, the federal government demanded reforms to the city’s police and court systems, saying they unfairly targeted minorities and used excessive force.
But the Ferguson City Council rejected the measure, citing cost concerns. In response, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit, saying Ferguson officials were violating the civil rights of the city’s residents.