the first year

the first year

Ferguson Sued by Justice Department After Reform Vote

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The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri after their city council rejected a consent decree seeking to reform their police and municipal court system. The city and the federal government reached an agreement in January, after seven months of negotiations, that called for improvements in police training along with local courts. But Tuesday night, the Ferguson City Council, saying it was concerned that the agreement could cost nearly $4 million during the first year, voted to make changes. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated during a press conference that despite free federal assistance throughout the negotiating period, she is disappointed by the city's concerns over costs.