Ferguson names public works director as interim city manager

The city of Ferguson has a new acting city manager.

The city council on Tuesday named Matt Unrein to the position. He is the public works director and will continue at his current salary of $90,000 while the city seeks a permanent city manager.

Unrein replaces interim manager Pam Hylton, who is taking a job with Richmond Heights.

City Manager John Shaw was among several city officials who resigned in March following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice over racial profiling among police and a profit-driven municipal court system. The report was spurred by the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by the Justice Department and a St. Louis County grand jury.