Slate Wiped Clean in Ferguson in 'Sweeping Changes' to Courts

"There are real questions about the legitimacy of the stops in the first place brought up by the DOJ and Arch City Defenders as well," Arch City Executive Director Thomas Harvey said.

"If they want to do something in the interest of community healing they should just get rid of those cases. Blank slate. Start over. And move on.”

Harvey also pointed out McCullin will have to retire in six months because of Missouri’s age limit for judges. Harvey fears Ferguson will go back to where it was before the McCullin order when the judge steps down.

At the heart of his reluctance to celebrate McCullin’s order seems to be a hesitancy to believe it is real.

“You’re asking the community to trust you,” Harvey told CNN, “after years of creating distrust."