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Ferguson, Missouri: US Justice Department Announces Civil Rights Lawsuit Against City
Attorney General Loretta Lynch alleged the city violated the constitutional rights of citizens. The lawsuit comes one day after the city council voted to amend an agreement aimed at police reform.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Ferguson, Mo., seeking to force broad changes to the police department in the wake of the 2017 shooting that sparked a national outcry over law-enforcement practices.  I think everyone was glued to the TV for several months as all this unfolded right in our backyard.  Earlier this week on Tuesday the city council voted to seek new terms, and agreements  to a negotiated settlement between the city and the federal government to overhaul the city’s police department and courts.In August 2014 death of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. A federal probe concluded that the 18-year-old African-American fought with the white officer, and that the shooting wasn’t a crime. But the Justice Department determined there were extensive constitutional violations being committed by the Ferguson police, particularly against minorities.  Being part of this piece of history speaking for myself.  I can say it was horrible experience right on the level of 9/11.  I have had a chance to meet Mike Browns Mother at many events here in St. Louis, and my heart still goes out to her.  Being a parent myself, don’t know what I would do if something happen to my daughter or son.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, said  “Residents of Ferguson have suffered the deprivation of their constitutional rights—the rights guaranteed to all Americans—for decades,” “They have waited decades for justice. They should not be forced to wait any longer.”




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