Ferguson Officials: Big Changes Are Coming

CBS St. Louis

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – It’s been one month since Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

While the violent clashes in the streets that followed have faded, simmering anger remains.

Realizing that, Ferguson city officials are unveiling big changes that will be discussed publicly during tonight’s City Council meeting.

Those plans include establishing a Citizens Review Board to provide oversight and guidance for Ferguson police.

“They need something that’s independent of them, independent of the people they have to answer to, to say, ‘Hey, we’re going to look into these allegations, and we’re going to call you on the things that aren’t right,'” says Derek Laney with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment. “That’s definitely a must.”

An ordinance will be introduced at tonight’s meeting that would ensure budgeted court fines stay below 15 percent of the city’s overall revenue.

City Hall is also prepared to…

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