City of Columbia back in Ferguson lawsuit

Lawyers for Ryan Ferguson revised the lawsuit against the City of Columbia after a technicality let a judge dismiss the city from the proceedings.

Ryan Ferguson's father confirmed to KRCG 13 Sunday the city of Columbia had been added back to the family's lawsuit.

Bill Ferguson told KRCG 13 the lawsuit he has filed had to be rewritten because of a technicality that allowed a federal judge to dismiss the city from the lawsuit. He said the new lawsuit filed late Friday fixes that technicality so that the city is again among the parties named. The lawsuit already names former Boone County Prosecutor Kevin Crane, the Columbia Police Department and several members of that department, but Ferguson said the inclusion of the city as a whole results from what he regards as a lack of training and supervision on its part.

"The City of Columbia failed to have their employees properly trained and supervised. They're the ultimate authority for the police department," he said.

The $100 million lawsuit claims Ryan Ferguson was railroaded and there was no evidence against him.

City manager Mike Matthes did not return calls seeking comment.