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Justice Department, Ferguson Reach Compromise over Police Reform

The U.S. Justice Department and the central U.S. city of Ferguson, Missouri, have reached an agreement that resolves a lawsuit filed by the federal government against the city over reforming its mostly white police department. The federal government, alleging a pattern and practice of unconstitutional police conduct, sued the city last month after city leaders voted to change the terms of a deal negotiators had been hashing out for months. The City Council in the St. Louis suburb where...

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