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3 Years After Michael Brown’s Death, Has Ferguson Changed?

Many community members want the police to focus more on public safety issues and investigations on serious crimes

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    In this August 12, file photo, graffiti remains on the sidewalk along West Florrisant Avenue one year after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014.

    The death of unarmed 18-year-old man by a police officer in Ferguson set off violent riots across the county and the country, after three years the changes made to address social issues across the city are slowly beginning to show, NBC News reported. 

    After electing three African-American members into the seven-member city council, which formerly had just one, a new black police chief was hired and the majority white police department has seen diversity in the ranks.

    Many community members want the police to focus more on public safety issues and investigations on serious crimes.