Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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FERGUSON > New municipal judge named * A former prosecutor and judge in southeastern Missouri is the new municipal judge in Ferguson, taking over the court system questioned after the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown.

Terry L. Brown, who was sworn in Tuesday, had served as associate judge in Mississippi County for 24 years before stepping down in 2014. Brown most recently has been assigned to hear cases in courts where the judge has been disqualified or that have a temporary judicial vacancy.

The shooting death of Michael Brown, who was black, during a confrontation with a white Ferguson officer led to often-violent protests. The officer later was cleared in the shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old.

The Justice Department found patterns of racial bias in Ferguson's policing and municipal court system. (AP)

JEFFERSON CITY > Green Party gets ballot spot * Although its candidates lost, the Green Party scored a victory in Missouri's elections. …

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