Clean It Up: Ferguson Judge Dismisses All Arrest Warrants Before 2015
The Ferguson Police Department was so corrupt that yesterday Judge Donald McCullin announced that he was withdrawing every single arrest warrant issued before December 31, 2014.
Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed to the bench in June, is seeking to restore faith in the city and its authority figures.
With his ruling he said, “These changes should continue the process of restoring confidence in the Court, alleviating fears of the consequences of appearing in Court, and giving many residents a fresh start.”
McCullin’s ruling comes after a report from the Justice Department proved that there was “unlawful bias” against African Americans. The police department previously used arrest warrants “almost exclusively” as a threat to compel payment of fines. A practice that lead McCullin’s predecessor to resign.
As you may well know, the Justice Department performed a thorough investigation into Ferguson policing after 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr., unarmed, was shot and killed by former officer Darren Wilson.