DOJ will host meeting in #Ferguson on civil rights investigation

Department of JusticeFERGUSON • The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division will host a meeting Wednesday evening as part of its investigation of the Ferguson Police Department.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the student center at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Campus, 3400 Pershall Road.

Members of the Department of Justice will give information about its investigation of the police department and allegations that its officers use excessive force. The federal investigators can speak privately to individuals who would like to tell about their experiences with the Ferguson police.

The meeting is open to all members of the public.

If you cannot be at this meeting, you may contact investigators at or 1-855-856-2132.

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24 Responses to DOJ will host meeting in #Ferguson on civil rights investigation

  1. Ametia says:


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  3. Too much damage has been done. The #Ferguson police chief has to go. GTFO!

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  5. Report: St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated Region in U.S.

    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new report on racial disparity in the St. Louis area shows not much has changed in the last 20 years.

    According to the report released this morning, St. Louis is the sixth most segregated region in the U.S. Blacks are twice as likely to drop out of high school, their unemployment rate is 2.5 times that of whites, and a third of blacks live in poverty.

    The study was released to the East West Gateway Council of Governments, where board member Dick Kellett suggested African Americans affect change at the ballot box.

    “You have to get the black people to get off their keister and starting registering to vote,” Kellett said.

    Berekeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins says one way to increase black employment is to encourage the hiring of convicted felons, including as police officers.

    “You got 30-35 percent of African Americans that’s been incarcerated, and they have a record. Therefore they cannot get employed, and therefore the cycle begins,” Hoskins said.

    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said this is not a report to be put on the shelf and left behind, and those at the panel agree that action needs to be taken to even the playing field.

    Slay says the city is doing what it can to alleviate the situation, but it can’t do it alone.

    “I’m always challenging myself and my entire team and everybody else to do more, and thats why I also want to challenge the leaders in the region to do more, as well,” he said.

    Doing so will take will from the business community and community leaders, as well as political leadership, Slay said.

    East West Gateway Council of Governments policy research manager Mary Rocchio compiled the report.

  6. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    If you click on this link you can watch the taped video of the DOJ community meeting that has just concluded. Now individual residents have adjourned and can go to individual DOJ members to ask questions or submit complaints. The media has been asked not to film these individual conversations in order that they stay private. The DOJ has assured residents that any conversation or info shared by residents will be kept private.

  7. Here you go, Liza!

    Click on the link and read responses

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