New judge to hear all Ferguson court cases following justice probe

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Posted: Mar 09, 2015 6:52 PM

(Reuters) - A Missouri state appeals court judge will take over all current and future cases assigned to Ferguson's municipal courts following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report that found systemic abuses, the Missouri Supreme Court said on Monday.

The court said the transfer of Judge Roy Richter would take effect on March 16 and was aimed at helping restore public trust and confidence in the courts.

(Reporting by Kevin Murphy in Kansas City; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Sandra Maler)