I am Carrie Johnson, NPR's Justice Correspondent. AMA about the Justice Department's Ferguson Policing Report.
I've been reporting on the Justice Department for NPR for more than four years now, focusing on civil rights, high profile criminal cases and legal issues that touch the lives of everyday people. Before that, I wrote for the Washington Post for about a decade, a bustling period of covering nationwide financial scandals and public corruption. I started my reporting career in D.C. at Legal Times, a trade paper that operated like a wildly dysfunctional family I still adore.
Emanuele Berry of St. Louis Public Radio is also here to talk about what's happening on the ground, and how the report is being received in Ferguson and neighboring communities. If you have question about local reactions to the DOJ report, send them her way. We'll start answering your questions at 4 p.m. E.T.
Thanks for chatting everyone! We'll keep following the situation in Ferguson, and the Justice Department efforts to root out unconstitutional policing strategies around the country. Feel free to follow me on Twitter for updates @johnson_carrie. - Carrie
This was great. Thanks for chatting. Feel free to follow me on twitter @emanuelewithane as I continue to cover Ferguson. - Emanuele