This Dec. 23, 2003 file photo shows Dan Webb, left, attorney for former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, right, during a news conference in Chicago. The city of Ferguson, Mo., is paying Webb $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report.

Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

Webb will work with the Justice Department, which spent seven months probing Ferguson’s police department and municipal court after white Fe…