Ferguson sets town hall meetings after shooting

4 years 6 months 6 days ago Wednesday, September 17 2014 Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:35:00 PM CDT September 17, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

FERGUSON (AP) - The city of Ferguson has released its plans for a series of town hall meetings officials hope will help restore trust in a community rocked by the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The neighborhood meetings begin on Monday evening with three sessions at three different locations in the north St. Louis County suburb. A city news release bills the first session as a chance to address "misperceptions about the city of Ferguson."

"We wanted to begin our dialogue with the community by clearing up the misinformation that is circulating," Mayor James Knowles said.

Subsequent sessions in late September, October and November will cover diversity and racial tension, the city's growth, opportunities for youth and civic engagement.

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