Ferguson, Missouri, city manager resigns after 3 years
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The man who took over as Ferguson's city manager while the St. Louis suburb was still in turmoil after Michael Brown's death has resigned.
Mayor James Knowles III said in a statement Monday that De'Carlon Seewood's resignation is effective March 1. Seewood is a finalist for a job in Georgia.
Ferguson’s police chief leaving to tend to ailing mother
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Delrish Moss, who took over as police chief in Ferguson as the town still grappled with the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, is leaving at the end of this month.
Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday that Moss will return to Florida to care for his ailing mother. Deputy Chief Frank McCall will lead the department in the St. Louis suburb until a permanent replacement is named.
Text and phone messages seeking comment from Moss and Knowles were not returned.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting by a white police officer nearly three years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, set off months of protests.
Financial terms of the settlement approved by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber were not disclosed. Anthony Gray, the attorney for Brown's parents, declined comment, as did Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III.
Mayor who led Ferguson through turmoil is re-elected
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Voters in Ferguson, Missouri, opted for experience over change in re-electing a mayor who has led them through a tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown thrust the St. Louis suburb into the national debate over race.
James Knowles III won a third term, holding off a challenge Tuesday from city Councilwoman Ella Jones, who was seeking to become Ferguson's first-ever black mayor. It will be Knowles' final term in office, due to term limits.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson, Missouri's top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday.
The Latest: Ferguson re-elects Knowles as mayor
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Ferguson, Missouri, municipal elections (all times local):
Ferguson, Missouri's top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has won another three-year term.
Mayor James Knowles III on Tuesday held off a challenge from city Councilwoman Ella Jones, who was seeking to become the St. Louis suburb's first-ever black mayor. Knowles won with 56 percent of the vote to Jones' 44 percent.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's leadership has changed drastically since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown put the St. Louis suburb at the center of the debate over the treatment of blacks by the nation's police forces.
The one constant has been Mayor James Knowles III, who is asking voters for another three years on Tuesday in what surely has become one of the toughest political jobs in America.
Incumbent Ferguson mayor faces opposition in April election
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The man who was the face of Ferguson, Missouri, in the turmoil that followed the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has opposition in his re-election bid.
The St. Louis suburb announced Thursday that two candidates are running for mayor in the April 4 election — incumbent James Knowles III and councilwoman Ella Jones. The election is nonpartisan.
Ferguson emerges as factor in Missouri governor’s race
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two years later, the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson remains so politically sensitive that it has been injected into Missouri's gubernatorial campaign.
Filling police vacancies is latest struggle for Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two years after Michael Brown's shooting death put a national spotlight on Ferguson police, the suburban St. Louis city is struggling to maintain the number of officers it needs.
The department is facing 13 vacancies. It's down to a staff of 36 compared to 55 in 2014. Some officers have retired, while others who spent months dealing with protests and heavy scrutiny left for different jobs.
Ferguson voters to again consider tax increase
Voters in Ferguson will be asked in August for the third time this year to approve a tax increase as the St. Louis suburb continues to try and rebound from fallout of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
The proposal on the Aug. 2 ballot would raise the city utility tax by 2 percent. Mayor James Knowles III said the tax increase would generate an estimated $700,000 annually. It's among several proposals around the state facing local voters.