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Ferguson Commission seeks municipal court reforms

The Ferguson Commission wants to overhaul St. Louis County’s municipal court system by consolidating operations and eliminating practices that have been labeled abusive. Gov. Jay Nixon appointed the commission during the unrest that following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael ...

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Ferguson mayor facing another recall push

A group seeking the ouster of Ferguson’s mayor has submitted a new batch of petitions seeking a recall election in the wake of last summer’s police shooting death of Michael Brown. Ground Level Support’s push to recall James Knowles III ...

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Friend who witnessed Michael Brown’s death appears in court

The friend who was with Michael Brown last summer when 18-year-old Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer made his first court appearance Monday on a misdemeanor charge linked to an unrelated incident involving police last month. ...

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Judge defers ruling on Ferguson prosecution probe

A Missouri judge has yet to decide on an activists’ request for an independent probe of the county prosecutor’s handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown. St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III ended ...

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St. Louis mayor signs police oversight bill into law

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signed into law Wednesday a measure establishing a civilian oversight board to review complaints against police. The bill officially becomes law June 5. Slay, who took the unusual step of being a co-sponsor of the ...

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Suit pitches different view of Brown shooting

Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown Jr. are presenting a different version of his shooting death, and it starts with what former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson allegedly first said to the 18-year-old.

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Affiants press for investigation of McCulloch

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge on Friday appeared to lean against appointing a special prosecutor to investigate prosecutor Bob McCulloch's handling of the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting death case.

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Michael Brown’s family sues over his death

Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown Jr. will present a different story about his shooting death by a former Ferguson police officer with a wrongful death lawsuit filed Thursday.

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Attorneys to announce lawsuit over Michael Brown’s death

Members of Michael Brown Jr.’s family and their attorneys will announce the filing of a civil lawsuit this morning against the city of Ferguson over his shooting death, the attorneys said in a press release.

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Part-time Ferguson mayor in full-time spotlight

In the days since the release of a Justice Department report that found widespread racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb has become a part-time public servant in a full-time spotlight.

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