Ferguson Police Chief Reportedly to Resign

The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, will resign later on Wednesday, Fox News reported, citing police sources. CNN, meanwhile, reported Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has indicated he is willing to step down but first wants to ensure that the police department stays in place and is not dissolved. CNN, which cited a source from city hall, did not have a time frame for the resignation. Fox said Chief Tom Jackson was not pushed out or fired. 

Protesters have called for his removal since the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager last summer, which led to a Justice Department probe that found his department followed racially biased practices.

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