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Police Chief’s Attempt To Join Michael Brown March Provokes New Arrests, Tensions In Ferguson – 26 September 2014

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Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri erupted again late Thursday night when a scuffle broke out near the St. Louis suburb’s police chief, who decided to participate in a march for slain teen Michael Brown. At least four people were arrested.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson appeared outside police headquarters in civilian clothes to assure protesters calling for his resignation that there would be reforms following Brown’s death and the ensuing protests that took place. Brown was the unarmed black teenager fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, a white man, on August 9.

“I’m sorry, and I said that from my heart,” Jackson said, according to CNN, after joining the crowd gathered in front of the police department. “I had to get that off my chest. It’s been sitting there for two months.”

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