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Through a press release, the city indicated a number of proposed changes will be discussed during the meeting. The public will also have an opportunity to speak.
One change is the creation of a citizen review board tasked with working with the Ferguson Police Department.
Another proposed change would be to cap how much of the city’s general revenue comes from municipal court fines. The cap would be 15%. The idea is to show citizens the fines are for punishment and not for generating revenue.
The council is also expected to introduce and ordnance that will repeal the offense of “Failure to Appear.”
The report alleged that the Ferguson Municipal Court routinely began hearing cases 30 minutes before the scheduled start time, then locked the doors to the building five minutes after the official start. As a result, those who arrived late faced an additional charge for failing to appear.
Repeal "failure to appeal" offense for municipal court to eliminate further fines or charges for citizens. Council would introduce this as an ordinance.
In addition, the city wants to eliminate a $50 warrant recall fee and $15 notification fee tied to a failure to appear charge. The Council recognizes this could inhibit low-income citizens to pay the escalating costs.
"He had his f**n hands up," one of the men says in the video.
The man told CNN he heard one gunshot, then another shot about 30 seconds later.
"The cop didn't say get on the ground. He just kept shooting," the man said.
That same witness described the gruesome scene, saying he saw Brown's "brains come out of his head," again stating, "his hands were up."
The other contractor told CNN he saw Brown running away from a police car.
Brown "put his hands up," the construction worker said, and "the officer was chasing him."
The video, recorded several minutes after the shooting, gives new insight into the case, which has spurred a Justice Department investigation, national debate and protests over authorities' handling of the case.
The construction workers said they don't live in Ferguson and don't know the Brown family, but their account squares with accounts from several other witnesses of the unarmed African-American teen's shooting death on August 9.
FERGUSON, Mo. — A manhunt was underway Sunday for the man who shot a Ferguson police officer in the arm Saturday night. The shooting occurred while the male officer was performing a routine check at the Ferguson Community Center, police said.
Forensic tests have found Michael Brown's blood on the uniform, gun and interior of the vehicle of the officer who shot and killed him, The New York Times reports. While not definitive, officials briefed on the case told the Times that the evidence seems to corroborate the Grand Jury testimony of Officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department, and undermine to some degree the testimony of Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson.
A person who is shot does not have to close to physical contact in order for blood to transfer. You clip an artery and you will get arterial spray. If the suspect reacts to being shot and moves to grab that wound with his other hand, then bringing it back up as the other shots hit you can have transfer that way as well.