Special prosecutor requested in Ferguson case

An assistant attorney general will serve as a special prosecutor in the Ryan Ferguson case.

Susan Boresi got the job after Boone County prosecutor Dan Knight filed a motion requesting a special prosecutor on Friday. According to the motion, the Boone County Prosecutorâ??s office â??has a conflict of interest and requested a special prosecutor due to the Western Districtâ??s Opinion relating to a current and former staff member.â?? Boresi had said the Missouri Attorney Generalâ??s Office is willing to serve as the special prosecutor if appointed.

Both the Boone County Prosecutor's office and the Attorney General's office have declined to comment further on this development.