People calling for the ouster of Ferguson city attorney Stephanie Karr chanted and carried signs in a protest that wound its way from the police department to Karr’s house Monday evening.
It was the very first day on the job for new police chief Delrish Moss. But it wasn't the first time Karr has been the subject of controversy.
A 2015 U.S. Department of Justice report highlighted issues around Karr's employment, finding that her additional work as a city prosecutor is a conflict. The city is now accepting applications for a new prosecutor.
Some protesters said removing Karr from the prosecutor's role is a step in the right direction. But others, including Richard Buthod, want her out of Ferguson city government entirely.
“She is looking for — who knows what? Is it dollars in her pocket? Is it fame for herself? It’s certainly not justice in Ferguson,” Buthod said.
The city of Ferguson did not returned our calls asking for a response.
Protestors against Karr joined another group who came to the police department for a different reason: to welcome Chief Moss.
Buthod said he’s also hopeful Moss will make a difference.
“I’m hoping a new page has been turned,” he said.
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