- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - The number of traffic tickets issued by St. Louis County police since the fatal Ferguson shooting is down significantly from similar time periods in the previous two years.

KMOV-TV (bit.ly/1wqU7LX ) reports county police issued fewer than 2,100 moving violation citations in August and September, compared with nearly 7,900 during the same two months last year and more than 8,300 in 2012.

A county police spokesman says officers from the department’s Highway Safety Unit are often the first summoned to Ferguson in response to ongoing protests over the Aug. 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Protesters have also complained about the reliance among many of the county’s 90 municipalities on traffic court revenue to fund local governments.


Information from: KMOV-TV, https://www.kmov.com

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