Ferguson Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of DOJ Report

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson releases the name of the the officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The officer's name is Darren Wilson, a six-year ... Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson releases the name of the the officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The officer's name is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) MORE LESS
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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson will resign from his position, effective March 15, the City of Ferguson announced on Wednesday.

“This was a mutual decision by both the Police Chief and the City’s administration,” the city wrote in a Wednesday statement.

Jackson will receive severance pay and health insurance for a year following his resignation. Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff will serve as interim police chief while the city searches for a replacement.

Jackson’s resignation follows a report issued last week by the Justice Department that alleged a pattern of racial bias and violations of constitutional rights by the Ferguson police department.

Numerous Ferguson officials have resigned in the wake of the DOJ report, including two police officers, the city manager, and a judge. The city of Ferguson has fired one official and is investigating two others over racist emails uncovered during the DOJ investigation.

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  1. Has a job offer at the national SAE Headquarters…

  2. Now it’s time for the mayor to do the same.

  3. The only thing better if he could have had some charges pressed against him for being a racist, incompetent, jackass!

  4. Every little city in St. Louis County should be dissolved and St. Louis and St. Louis County should have a unified metropolitan government.

    It would save millions in duplicate spending, and it would remove permanently the use of municipal courts as funding mechanisms for each little townlet.

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