Ferguson names new interim city manager

4 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, May 13 2015 May 13, 2015 Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:48:56 PM CDT May 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

FERGUSON (AP) - The city of Ferguson has a new interim city manager.

The city council named Matt Unrein to the position Tuesday. He was previously the public works director and will continue at his current salary of $90,000 while the city seeks a permanent city manager.

Unrein replaces interim manager Pam Hylton, who was taking a job with Richmond Heights.

City Manager John Shaw was among several city officials who resigned in March following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice over racial profiling among police and a profit-driven municipal court system. The report was spurred by the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, was cleared of wrongdoing by the Justice Department and a St. Louis County grand jury.

[Editor's note: This story has been edited from its original format for clarity.]

 

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