Ferguson voters go to polls to elect 3 City Council members
FERGUSON (AP) - The next Ferguson City Council will face the daunting task of remaking much of the beleaguered town's leadership, a process that will begin soon after Tuesday's municipal election.
Three of the six council seats are up for grabs in the St. Louis County town where 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was fatally shot by a white Ferguson police officer in August. Officer Darren Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury and the Justice Department, but a separate DOJ report blasted Ferguson for racial bias and profiling in the police department and a profit-driven municipal court system.
Fallout from that report led to the resignation of the city manager, police chief, municipal judge and two police officers. The municipal court clerk was fired for racist emails.