Ferguson, Missouri Mayor Says There’s “Another Side” To DOJ Report

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Protestors demonstrate in front of Ferguson Police Station Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images

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On March 4, roughly seven months after Officer Darren Wilsonshot and killed unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Department of Justice released a 102-page report investigating the Ferguson Police Department. The investigation revealed 67 percent of African Americans account for 93 percent of Ferguson’s arrests made between 2012 through 2014. Aside from anecdotal accounts of an unlawful bias on the part of Ferguson’s police department, the investigation asserted Ferguson’s law enforcement efforts were focused on generating revenue and not public safety. In the face of such scathing condemnations, Ferguson’s Mayor James W. Knowles III responded during a recent news conference.

“Do they have a statistic that tells me that they’ve examined every arrest that we’ve made for the past four years and that half, or all, or 10 percent, or five percent are unconstitutional or without…

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