Ferguson Commission holds last meeting

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Monday night’s 19th and final Ferguson Commission meeting was held at the Nathaniel Rivers State Office Building and the seats were filled.

The commission set up by Governor Jay Nixon last December studied social issues following the death of Michael Brown.

The 16 member group released a 200 page report and initiative known as Forward through Ferguson in September that called for more civilian oversight of police, new policies on the use of deadly force and court reforms. The commission heard comments from the public and polled the audience.  Members say the location of the meeting was key.

Future commission plans include a formed partnership of at least 2 commissioners and Focus St. Louis to work on the goals, funding and civic engagement needed to make their ideas of social change a reality. Members say it took over 3,000                      St. Louisans and 30,000 volunteer hours to make the commission report happen.

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