ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The atmosphere inside of the meeting at Mulanphy-Botanical Garden Learning Center was calm, then it became tense with more than 300 people inside. The chaos started when citizens started to yell and protesters raised their arms and chanted.
This happened after the first group of citizens spoke at Tuesday’s Ferguson Commissioners meeting. Once St. Louis city police chief Sam Dotson started to give his presentation as part of the agenda. Some in the crowd spoke out loudly and heckled the chief. Citizens also shouted and asked lots of questions about police brutality.
Other issues on the agenda were citizen and police interaction, racial profiling, use of force by police and minority recruiting. Some of the speakers were able to get their message across. However, there was a lot of chaos throughout the duration of the meeting. The report on the United Nations trip on policing was also discussed as the crowd eventually calmed down. The next Ferguson Commission meeting is set for December 13th at Saint Louis University.