Ferguson, Missouri releases proposed consent decree

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 4:46 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ferguson, Missouri is seeking public input on a proposed consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department that would resolve a federal probe into whether it systematically violates citizens' civil rights.

The investigation began after protests following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in August 2014, exposing tension between the city government and minorities in the community.

The agreement will be put to a vote before the Ferguson City Council on February 9.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards and Julia Harte; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)