Resignation of Ferguson officials continues

Written by on March 9, 2015

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice released a scathing report detailing years of racist, discriminatory and financially predatory practices by the Ferguson, Mo police department and other city offices. This week, high-ranking city officials are resigning right and left.

Initially, the Missouri Supreme Court announced that a state judge would take over municipal court cases in Ferguson. Municipal judge Ronald J. Brockmeyer resigned his post and will be replaced by judge Roy L. Richter, who had been serving on a state appeals court.

Shortly thereafter, it was announced that city manager John Shaw would step down, as well as the top court clerk and two police supervisors.

The latest resignation speculation is arguably the one most demanded by the public — Ferguson chief of police Thomas Jackson is rumored to be resigning on the afternoon of March 11.

Will controversial district attorney Bob McCulloch be next?


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