Hundreds show up for DOJ meeting in Ferguson

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Hundreds of Ferguson residents attended a meeting with 12 Department of Justice officials at the St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley campus Wednesday night.

Theses officials spoke with residents who had concerns about the Ferguson Police Department or questions about the investigation. Officials say they’ve already addressed one issue with the police department. They say some officers were not complying with the policy of wearing name tags.

This investigation was sparked by the Michael Brown shooting death back on August 9th. Brown was shot to death by officer Darren Wilson during a confrontation.

A grand jury is considering charges, but this is a separate matter focusing on whether there has been a pattern of poor practices within the police department. Officials are also looking into how are schools are policed.

Moving forward, Michael Brown’s parents would like the DOJ to get more involved in their son’s case. They will be in Washington, D.C. on Thursday asking for federal civil rights charges to be filed against officer Wilson.

This will end with a public report.

If any wrong doing is found there will be court enforced changes in the police department.

 

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