Ferguson accepts U.S. government's police reform plan

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 15, 2016 7:48 PM

By Sue Britt

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The Ferguson, Missouri, city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to accept an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city's police department following the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black teenager that sparked riots.

City officials indicated last week they would likely accept terms of the consent decree, after receiving assurances from the Justice Department that it would work with Ferguson to ensure the agreement does not cripple city finances.

(Reporting by Sue Britt in Ferguson, Missouri; Writing by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Sandra Maler)