Six months in, Ferguson gets ready for progress report on consent decree | St. Louis Public Radio

Six months in, Ferguson gets ready for progress report on consent decree

Sep 6, 2016

The team in charge of making sure that the city of Ferguson is complying with a federal consent decree will be in St. Louis on Wednesday to hear from the community.

Clark Ervin will meet as many individuals and groups as he can on Wednesday. The 15-minute meetings will take place between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and can be scheduled by emailing Ervin at

"If you are interested in meeting with us, but your schedule does not permit you to do so on this date during these periods, please be assured that we will be in town frequently over the upcoming months and years, and, accordingly, there will be many other opportunities to meet," Ervin said in the letter, which is posted on the city of Ferguson's website.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Ervin and the city will be in federal court to give judge Catherine Perry an update on Ferguson's progress at fixing some of the issues found in a 2015 Department of Justice investigation. There are at least 85 deadlines in the 133-page document. Some, like developing policies for body and dashboard cameras and making changes to the city's municipal court, have already passed.

A spokesman for the city said Ferguson has started implementing the measures required by the consent decree. The biggest focus now, he said, is on boosting staffing in the police department.

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