- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The state’s Ferguson Commission hosts a public discussion on police and community relations in the St. Louis neighborhood where a fatal officer shooting has also sparked protests.

The 16-person panel meets Monday night at an elementary school near the Missouri Botanical Garden in Shaw.

That’s the neighborhood where 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. was shot to death in October by an off-duty city police officer working private security for a homeowners’ association.

On Sunday night, about 80 protesters demonstrated at the botanical garden during the holiday “Garden Glow.” Several paid admission to continue the protest inside the walled gardens.

The St. Louis Police Department announced Friday that it had found no criminal wrongdoing in the shooting. City prosecutors will review the results of the police investigation and could still file charges.

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