ST. LOUIS (USA Today) — A shouting and shoving match erupted at St. Louis City Hall Wednesday during the first public hearing on a police oversight board.
Proposed after the Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the civilian panel would hear complaints about police actions, be able to review evidence from internal affairs investigations and evaluate police policies.
For nearly an hour people peacefully took to the podium at the public safety committee meeting to tell aldermen why they were for or against the civilian review board. Then audience members yelled, interrupting a police officer addressing officials.
Watch the meeting here: