Ferguson mayor, under fire, says he shouldn't be held accountable

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2015
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The top elected official here says he had limited authority to tackle enormous problems and quell racial tensions.

"I make $350 a month before taxes for being part-time mayor of Ferguson," Mayor James Knowles told USA TODAY. "You want to hold me accountable for not knowing that some employees were sending racist e-mails. I have no executive authority. I have no administrative authority. The charter doesn't allow me to hire, fire or even give direction to city employees."

Ferguson's city manager, police chief and municipal judge have been forced out...

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