Judge Resigns Following Being Named In Ferguson Department Of Justice Report

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After being named in the 100-page Department of Justice report that detailed the systemic racial discrimination practices used by Ferguson officials, one judge has decided to resign from his position.

According to reports, Judge Ronald Brockmeyer has left his title at the Ferguson municipal court after accusations of “significantly increasing court collections over the years.”

He has been accused of sending people to jail as they could not pay a fine, and requested that a charge be dropped against a relative, as seen in the DOJ report.

USA Today reports:

The report also includes a list of what the judge did to help in the areas of court efficiency and revenue. That list, drafted by Brockmeyer, approvingly highlighted the creation of additional fees, many of which are widely considered abusive and may be unlawful, according to the Justice Department. The…

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