( KTRS ) The city Ferguson has announced the hiring of a new city manager.
According to a statement, released late Tuesday night, the city council chose De’Carlon Seewood. Seewood will fill the vacancy created when former City Manager John Shaw resigned in March following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice over racial profiling among police and a profit-driven municipal court system.
The report was spurred by the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by then Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.
Seewood recently served as village manager of Richton Park, Illinois, and from 2001-2007 was the assistant city manager of Ferguson.