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Create Civilian Review Boards at the County Level

Counties across the state should establish independent
civilian oversight boards designed to manage municipal
oversight boards and civilian investigations particularly
when local efforts cannot sufficiently address incidents
under review. In addition, these independent investigative
boards shall align with the following characteristics for
• Able and authorized to investigate potential
criminal wrongdoing by officers and to make
recommendations for prosecutions that are then
evaluated by special prosecutors;
• Provided with a sufficient budget;
• Able and authorized to issue subpoenas and
search warrants; and
• Provided with a well-defined jurisdiction and
(Adapted from Harvard Law Review “Enhancing
Accountability and Trust with Independent Investigations
of Police Lethal Force”)


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FTF Co-Chairs and Community Partners Call for Swift Policy Action

Residents Call for Policy Change, Regional Leaders Must Rise to the Challenge Forward Through Ferguson co-chairs, Rebeccah Bennett and Zachary Boyers, and 30 community partners call on policy and decision makers to deliver swift action on Ferguson Commission Calls to Action.  Read the full statement on Medium, or download a pdf here. “Unfortunately, we’ve been…

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Opportunity for a New Approach to Public Safety in St. Louis

An open letter to Mayor Lyda Krewson from Rebeccah Bennett and Zachary Boyers, Co-chairs of Forward Through Ferguson, on the public safety opportunity in front of our region. Click here to download a pdf of the open letter. Mayor Krewson, The retirement of Police Chief Sam Dotson represents a new day for public safety in St. Louis….

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