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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:53pm by Diane Stiefermann

Ferguson Commission Announces Location for Second Meeting in Shaw Neighborhood, Mon. Dec. 8

St. Louis (city)
Commission Will Host Evening Meetings; Also Sets Midtown Site for Third Meeting on Dec. 15

The Ferguson Commission will hold its second public meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, at a public school in the Shaw neighborhood.

The meeting, open to the public, will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Mullanphy-Botanical Garden Investigative Learning Center, 4221 Shaw Ave., St. Louis 63110. Please enter behind the school on De Tonty Street. A public meet-and-greet with the commissioners starts at 5 p.m., at 5:45 p.m. public comments will be heard, and all are invited to participate in community roundtable discussions from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Monday’s meeting will focus on citizen-law enforcement relations. Commissioner and Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Dan Isom II, will moderate a discussion on current policing practices in St. Louis city and county. A report on the United Nations presentation on policing will also be shared with the Commission.

At this week’s inaugural meeting, the community set the Ferguson Commission’s top priorities: citizen-police relations, the municipal court system and municipal government organization. The Commission will immediately focus its work during the next few meetings on these issues as it identifies solutions.

The Commission has scheduled its third meeting for Monday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at SLU’s II Monastero, 3050 Olive St., St. Louis 63103.

The Commission is an empowered, independent and diverse group that will study the underlying social and economic conditions underscored by the unrest in the wake of the death of Michael Brown. Members include: Rev. Starsky Wilson, Rich McClure, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Dan Isom II, Scott Negwer, Bethany Johnson-Javois, Gabriel E. Gore, Brittany Packnett, Rose Windmiller, Rasheen Aldridge, Jr., Grayling Tobias, Becky James-Hatter, Felicia Pulliam, Kevin Ahlbrand, Patrick Sly and T.R. Carr, Jr.

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