Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson quits

Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson quits

Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson quits

Written by Staff Writer

12 Mar, 2015 | 7:39 am

After a federal report alleged widespread racial bias in his department, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to resign.

Ferguson came under investigation after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager in August, sparking weeks of unrest.

Several other Ferguson officials have stepped down in wake of the report.

US authorities have vowed to reform the force, possibly dismantling it.

Thomas Jackson had resisted calls from protesters and some state leaders to step down, after the shooting of Michael Brown and the weeks of demonstrations that followed.

The St Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper has published what it said was Mr Jackson’s resignation letter.

The letter reads ”It has been an honour and a privilege to serve this great city and to serve with all of you,”

Source : BBC


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