Ferguson Suggests Changes, Potentially Undermining Muchof DOJ Decree
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 10, 2016

“The next chapter of Ferguson’s dealings with the U.S. Department of Justice will likely play out in court, as the City Council on Tuesday night decided to rebuff a proposed agreement to reform its police department and court.

“The city proclaimed that the decision amounted to approving a consent decree that it had spent months negotiating with the department, arguing that seven suggested changes were among hundreds of requirements to which the city had agreed. But one of the proposed amendments would wipe out much of the decree in the event that Ferguson disbanded its police force.”

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