Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson, on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014.
City officials announced the proposed deal between the federal government and the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday afternoon. Officials say that before the City Council makes its final decision and votes on the proposed agreement, they want to hear from the public.
The vote is expected February 9th. All comments made be submitted in writing to the city clerk at the Ferguson City Hall.
The recommended overhaul between the city of Ferguson and the DOJ follows seven months of negotiations. The plan calls for more thorough training of police officers and changes to the city’s use of force procedures.