Police forces need more training and other improvements to avoid a repeat of mistakes made in response to last year’s race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, according to a U.S. Justice Department report issued on Thursday.
The “after action” report represents the final version of a draft summary seen by Reuters in June and is little changed from the earlier document.
The report focuses on the tactics of police from Ferguson, St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Missouri Highway Patrol.
All four agencies were involved in efforts to quell the protests and riots that broke out after a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on Aug. 9, 2014.
The officer, Darren Wilson, was not charged in the case and the killing set off months of protests about police treatment of minorities that expanded to cities around the country.