The chief of police in Ferguson, Mo., has resigned in the aftermath of a searing Department of Justice (DoJ) report. The city’s embattled law enforcement agency has been scrutinized since an officer shot an unarmed black teen last summer.
“It is with profound sadness that I am announcing I am stepping down from my position as chief of police ,” Tom Jackson said in a statement published first by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“My resignation will be effective March 19, 2015 to provide for an orderly transition of command. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this great city and to serve with all of you. I will continue to assist the city in any way I can in my capacity as private citizen,” Jackson wrote, according to a letter published by the paper on Wednesday afternoon.