Group to submit petition for recall of Ferguson mayor

4 years 9 months 1 day ago Wednesday, May 27 2015 May 27, 2015 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:55:07 AM CDT May 27, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

FERGUSON (AP) - A group said it has enough signatures to prompt a recall election of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III.

A member of Ground Level Support told the City Council Tuesday night it tried that day to submit the petition but was told the city clerk wasn't in the building. The group was set to try again Wednesday to hand in the petition with more than 1,800 signatures.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Knowles was criticized for statements he made following the August shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown, including a denial that the community was racially divided.

He listened to several supporters as well as detractors during the meeting and thanked everyone for their comments afterward.

 

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