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Posted on: May 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Civilian Oversight of Police Soon to be a Reality in Ferguson

The Ferguson City Council passed an ordinance on April 19 establishing civilian oversight of the Ferguson Police Department.
By ordinance, the Ferguson Civilian Review Board will have nine members on the board: two residents from each ward and three at-large members who may be residents, or non-residents who are Ferguson business owners, teachers in a Ferguson school, or ministers in a Ferguson religious institution.
It is important that the Ferguson Civilian Review Board reflects the diversity of the City and residents are encouraged to attend an educational session and apply to be a member of the board.
Six sessions are being held to educate the public on the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Ferguson Civilian Review Board, and to encourage citizens to apply to be a member of the board. These six sessions will be identical. They are being held multiple times so that anyone interested in learning about or applying for the board will be able to attend a session that fits their personal schedule.
Residents, Ferguson business owners, Ferguson teachers, and Ferguson religious leaders are encouraged to attend one of these upcoming sessions, and consider applying to be on the Ferguson Civilian Review Board:
• Wednesday, May 25, 7-8 pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 17 Hawkesbury Drive
• Sunday, June 5, 3-4 pm, Emmaus Chapel, 900 Highmont
• Thursday, June 9, 7-8 pm, Ferguson Community Center, (Room #4), 1050 Smith Ave.
• Monday, June 13, 7-8 pm, Family of Faith Church, 9105 W. Florissant Ave. (behind Ferguson Market and Liquor Store)
• Sunday, June 19, 3-4 pm Ferguson Community Resource Center, 1425 Stein Rd. (behind St. Peters UCC)
If you are interested in being a member of the Ferguson Civilian Review Board, it is a requirement that you attend one of these sessions in addition to applying to be on the board.
To learn more about how civilian oversight of law enforcement can help our city, click here!
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