FRONTLINE: "Ferguson Has a Draft Reform Deal. Will It Work?"

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FRONTLINE reporter Sarah Childress recently published a report on police reform in Ferguson, MO.

After months of negotiations, the city of Ferguson, Mo., has announced a preliminary five-year agreement with the Justice Department to implement widespread reforms of its policing practices and city government.

The Justice Department intervened in the wake of the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown,an 18-year-old African-American whose death sparked nationwide protests over the mistreatment of blacks by police.

Federal investigators didn’t find constitutional violations by the white officer involved in the shooting. But they did uncover “systemic deficiencies” in the city, including that police used excessive force and targeted African-Americans almost exclusively for unconstitutional stops, searches and seizures.

View the full article on the FRONTLINE website.