Ferguson Calls For Peace, Lists Ways To Improve Community Relationships

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August 19, 2014 2:42 p.m.
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Ferguson officials on Tuesday asked residents to stay at home at night so that peace could be restored and provided a list of actions the city is considering to improve its relationship with the community.

“It is our hope that as we continue to work for the well-being of Ferguson, residents will stay home at night, allow peace to settle in, and allow for the justice process to take its course,” the city said in a statement, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We owe it to our children to be able to return to school and work together peacefully for Ferguson’s future.”

The city promised to work with residents to address concerns raised after the death of Michael Brown.

“We plan to learn from this tragedy, as we further provide for the safety of our residents and businesses and progress our community through reconciliation and healing,” the statement reads, according to The Guardian.

In the press release, the city offered a list of potential initiatives, including raising funds for dash and vest cameras for police officers, creating programs to encourage African-Americans to apply to the police academy and urging police officers to live in Ferguson.

Here’s a picture of the press release from The Guardian’s Faith Abubéy:

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