- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A group seeking to recall the mayor of Ferguson says it will present a petition to the city council at an upcoming meeting.

The petition was a response to the August shooting death of Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed, by a white police officer, and also to city practices cited in a federal report.

Phil Gassoway, a leader of the Recall Knowles 2015 group, told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1LC9BUk) the group needed about 1,828 signatures of registered voters and had collected about 2,200. Organizers plan to present the petition to the council Tuesday night.

If it’s approved, the City Council would set a date for an election.

Knowles has said an effort to push him out of office would set the city back and divide the community.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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