Last Hearing on Justice Department's Ferguson Settlement Set for Today

Apr 19, 2016

Credit U.S. Department of Justice

After months of negotiations and some late push and pull over the cost, the last public hearing is set on the U.S. Department of Justice's settlement with the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

The agreement calls for sweeping changes in the city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police. The hearing Tuesday, where people will get one last chance to weigh in, is not required by law but was requested by both the Justice Department and Ferguson leaders.

Brown, who was black and unarmed, was fatally shot by white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. A grand jury and the Justice Department cleared Wilson, who resigned in November 2014.

A separate Justice Department investigation found racial bias and profiling in Ferguson's criminal justice system, prompting the settlement.