Ferguson announces hiring of new city manager
Ferguson, Mo. – — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has announced the hiring of a new city manager.
According to a Tuesday night statement, the City Council chose De’Carlon Seewood from a pool of more than 40 applicants.
Seewood will fill the vacancy created when former City Manager John Shaw resigned in March following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice over racial profiling among police and a profit-driven municipal court system.
The report was spurred by the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.
Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by the Justice Department and a St. Louis County grand jury.
The statement says Seewood recently served as village manager of Richton Park, Illinois, and from 2001-07 was the assistant city manager of Ferguson.