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Ferguson police chief resigns

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The fallout from the recent U.S. Department of Justice report continues. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has announced that he is stepping down from his position. The decision comes in the wake of the resignation of two other top Ferguson officials. Earlier this week both the head of the municipal court, Judge Ronald Brockmeyer; and the city manager,John Shaw, both resigned after being named in a scathing DOJ report that revealed extensive racism and discriminatory practices against the Black community of Ferguson.

Jackson will leave his post effective March 19, 2015, per a mutual agreement with the city. “It is with profound sadness that I am announcing I am stepping down from my position as chief of police for the city of Ferguson, Missouri … it has been an honor and a privilege,” Jackson said.

Johnson has over 30 years in law enforcement with the St. Louis County Police Department, serving as commander of a drug task force and SWAT team supervisor. He took over the job of police chief in Ferguson to end his career with a smaller police department. But Johnson will not leave empty handed, he is expected to receive a severance payment and health insurance for one year. According to Ferguson officials, a nationwide search will be undertaken to find a replacement.



5 Comments

  1. Reflections on March 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    He’s leaving with full benefits for life for him and his family. Full generous pension curtosy of the taxpayer of Fergeson. Crime does pay!

    • Nigg.Newton on March 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      I would say just the OPPOSITE.

      This scumbag is going to DIE, eventually saving BLACK LIVES!

  2. Nigg.Newton on March 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Good, problem solved!

    • honeybutter on March 12, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      NO PROBLEM IS NOT SOLVED LADY .. there is plenty more work to do in ferguson . thats why they still rioting down there this is a historical tragedy ..just like the martin luther king march on selma and the rodney king beating ,.. this has to be done justifiable so our kids can see change years from now . . having a black president should have done it but that didnt matter to racist .. they hated obama for being black and against racism , his hands is tied but once hes out of that white house he will make a difference trust that

  3. honeybutter on March 12, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    HAAA health insurance for one year , he will suffer aheart attack one day after the deadline lol…. they gotta be joking a man spends 30 years in a horrific career and gets only severance pay and 1 year insurance wow .. only in america !! glad his ass step down and i said it months ago, i said if the doj find ferguson guilty of racism , i already predicted that the cake would crumble .. AND ALL OF THE HEADS OF THE CITY WILL resign dont thing they step down by choice . they stated this so blacks would filll a victory was awarded ..and it was .. its a victorious feat for the goverment to investigate and find the truth behind wilsons mentality on that day he shot brown . yet odd that they didnt find him guilty of the crime .. and yes he is guilty but they could only hand down one blow to FERGUSON AT A TIME … the white residents there is probably looking real ignorant for backing their city of white slave owners ..
    i swear we have the most corrupt goverment and local laws since hitler …
    blacks are a people that have had it hard since coming over here by force , we have been despise lower than a maggot { and walked on like mudd on the ground …. our dignity has been lowered to the ground a trillion times , and yet we rise …
    you cant keep us down for long . i just wish we could use this finding to better the law and stomp out the constant descrimmination our new generation is depending on our victory over this mess ….. no one needs to hear of another black man dead .. and jusst since this investigation was completed 2 more black men were killed one in georia and the other in massachussett .. . these cops are now angry at the goverment for not rallying behind them and their tacky jobs …….

    WALMART EMPLOYEES ARE BETTER TRAINED THAN POLICE .. THIS NEED TO CHANGE . .YOU CAN GET A JOB AT THE POLICE DEPT QUICKER THAN AT TARGET OR WALMART . …..SAD