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Judge Named in Ferguson Report Quits Jobs in Other Towns

Ronald Brockmeyer, the judge named in a DOJ report alleging racial bias in Ferguson's police and courts, has now quit several other posts.
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The former Ferguson, Missouri, municipal court judge named in a Department of Justice report that alleged a pattern of racial bias in the city’s police and court system stepped down from another post Thursday, this time in the neighboring town of Florissant.

Ronald Brockmeyer resigned from his role as Florissant prosecuting attorney Thursday, the mayor said in a statement. Brockmeyer also served as municipal court judge in Ferguson, until he quit that post Monday.

He is one of six Ferguson officials who have quit after the scathing report, which found a pattern of racial bias and discrimination in Ferguson’s police and courts system, with blacks far more likely to be charged with petty offensives, and less likely than others to have their cases dismissed.

Brockmeyer was accused in the report of "significantly increasing court collections over the years," as the city aggressively sought to fund its government on the backs of the city’s residents through court fines and fees.

Brockmeyer on Thursday also resigned as prosecuting attorney for the city of Vinita Park, southwest of Ferguson, and on Monday stepped down from his post as city prosecutor for Dellwood, NBC station KSDK reported. He is still municipal judge for the city of Breckenridge Hills, the station reported.


— Phil Helsel