#Ferguson Police Chief Resigns

Tom Jackson 25ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, one of the city’s most public faces in the aftermath of teenager Michael Brown’s killing in August, plans to resign from office in the wake of a blistering Justice Department report on the revenue-driven policing and court practices Jackson oversaw in the St. Louis suburb, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Jackson is the sixth and most high-profile Ferguson city employee to resign after the publication of the Justice Department report, which critically examined the practices of the police department and municipal court system. Two police officers and a court clerk stepped down because the report revealed they had sent racist emails, while the municipal judge and City Manager John Shaw resigned over their roles in implementing police practices that prioritized generating revenue over public safety concerns.

Jackson is the sixth and most high-profile Ferguson city employee to resign after the publication of the Justice Department report, which critically examined the practices of the police department and municipal court system. Two police officers and a court clerk stepped down because the report revealed they had sent racist emails, while the municipal judge and City Manager John Shaw resigned over their roles in implementing police practices that prioritized generating revenue over public safety concerns.

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65 Responses to #Ferguson Police Chief Resigns

  1. Ametia says:

    Media is covering for Ferguson, while they figure out how they can come up with an explanation and suspect for the FAKE po po shootings.

    • rikyrah says:

      what da phuq?

    • Ametia says:

      Municipal courts are well-oiled money machine
      2 hours ago • By Jeremy Kohler, Jennifer Mann, Stephen Deere

      The email in Keith Cheung’s inbox was from a judge asking for a favor. The subject line: “Help!!!”
      The sender was Wes Dalton, then an associate circuit court judge in Warren County. It was about a case in Frontenac Municipal Court, where Cheung was prosecuting attorney. The defendant was Dana Baker, 18, one of three teens who had been written summonses for illegal possession of alcohol.

      Dalton’s email said that the 18-year-old was the daughter of “our connection” to Porto Cima, a private golf club at the Lake of the Ozarks, the resort area where the annual Missouri Bar Association conference is held.

      “Her Dad is Wayne Baker (owner of Warrenton Oil and a —-load of other stuff),” Dalton wrote. “Can we make this one go away??? By the way, we’re hooked up for golf at Porto Cima at the Conference!!! (is no cost okay???)!!”

      The email was dated May 2.

      The police report indicates that a disposition of “nolle prosequi” was entered on the case the next day. It meant the daughter would not be prosecuted. The other two teens pleaded guilty to amended charges, paid fines and were ordered to take a three-day alcohol course.

      http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/municipal-courts-are-well-oiled-money-machine/article_2f45bafb-6e0d-5e9e-8fe1-0ab9a794fcdc.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

    • Ametia says:

      21st century SLAVERY.

      What kind of EVIL lurks in FERGUSON?

  2. If they’re black, keep them coming back. Racist EZ Cash.

  3. Ametia says:

    Knowles: “Chief Jackson decided to resign, because he is an honorable man.”

  4. Ametia says:

    Mayor James Knowles is going DOWN, but he’s not going without parroting the same talking points and glazing over the fuckery of Ferguson.

  5. Ametia says:

    Who is this Lt. Col Al Erickhoff interim replacement for Jackson?

    Wednesday afternoon, the City of Ferguson announced that Police Chief Tom Jackson will resign effective March 19th. The city has expressed that the decision was “mutual” and Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff will act as the interim Chief until while Ferguson searches for Jackson’s replacement.
    Chief Jackson’s resignation follows the Department of Justice’s probe into accusations racial-profiling by the department after the August 2014 shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown and subsequent riots that ensued.

    – See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/2015/03/developing-ferguson-police-chief-tom-jackson-to-resign-city-says-it-was-a-mutual-decision/#sthash.lObBY3Z4.dpuf

    • Ametia says:

      What do the citizens of Ferguson know about Eickhoff, except for the fact that he’s currently employed with the FPD?

      It’s the same department that reeks of corruption and racism!

  6. Ametia says:

    So in the interim, come March 18, Jackson will be replaced by someone from the same FPD that the DOJ’s report revealed is riddled with racism, extortion and racketeering against black citizens of Ferguson. SMGDH

  7. The Ferguson Mayor is blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other and totally tone deaf. He’s doesn’t get it. FIRE THIS MOFO!

  8. Ametia says:

    We need the video of this sideshow presser of Knowles and RIP IT APART!

  9. Ametia says:

    Knowles,” we’re still going through the report (DOJ) the chief being an honorable man…

    WAYMENT! ‘honorable’ & chief Jackson in same sentence? GTFOH.

    Mayor Knowles calls Tom Jackson an honorable man. This should tell the citizens of Ferguson where he stands.

    James KNOWLES needs to GO!

  10. What has the Ferguson Mayor been smoking? The police have been professional & fair? Arrest this lying joker!

  11. Ametia says:

    $96,000, that’s how much $$$$ Jackson will get for a year’s severance pay!

  12. Ametia says:

    Not one APOLOGY from Mayor Knowles, NOT.ONE.

    Just wants to let us know that Chief Jackson’s getting phat paid for one year with health insurance.

    We need to push to get Knowles’ ass GONE TOO!

  13. When black citizens have to look for ways to exit their home to go to work or school so they can avoid police, that’s terrorism! #Ferguson

  14. Liza says:

    I think it’s good that Jackson is resigning, I’m surprised he lasted this long. And it does appear that the DOJ’s investigation and report has the potential to bring about some badly needed reforms in Ferguson’s local government especially the PD. But it bears noting that the culture of corruption that literally permeated the governance of that entire town has a direct link to the death of Michael Brown. Darren Wilson was no aberration, he is exactly the kind of racist white male they WANTED on their police force. No matter how many reports get written, no one is going to be brought to justice for the murder of Michael Brown. And this is the dark cloud that will forever hang over that town, that won’t ever go away.

    • Ametia says:

      Speak on it, Liza. And Ferguson is just the beginning.

      There are PD all over America that need the same DOJ shakedown . LAPD, NYPD, CHI-TOWN PD, the list goes on and on.

  15. Ametia says:

    So far, all the Ferguson men, were allowed to resign. One woman has been fired.

  16. Ametia says:

    Lizz Brown on Politics Nation. “GUT THE FPD.”

    These folks never APOLOGIZED. Mayor Knowles says: “I got to verify the report.”

    Verify our asses, GO MAYOR KNOWLES, JUST GTFOH!

  17. Ametia says:

    media & Tom Jackson are delaying that presser. What’s up?

  18. Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of happiness was STOLEN from black citizens in #Ferguson which should be PROTECTED by Gov. Now is the time to make it right!

  19. Ametia says:

    Jay Nixon & Claire McCaskill need to go too! Vote these mofos out of office!

  20. Ametia says:

    ED SCHULTZ: “Now ‘those people’ need to take ownership of their communities.”

    WE SEE & HEAR YOU ED. ‘THOSE PEOPLE’

    MED: “NO, police need to stop killing unarmed teenagers.”

  21. Ametia says:

    It took 7 months after Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown Jr., to start taking out the trash in FERGUSON.

  22. Ametia says:

    Former Chief Tom Jackson due to officially leave March 19 will get his pension.

    What will the poor black folks in Ferguson gain $$, after they were targeted, terrorized, and ROBBED?

  23. City councilman Mark Byrne, it was a living hell 4 blk ppl in #Ferguson while the police terrorized the community & courts robbed them blind. Take your ‘it’s a difficult time & SHOVE IT!

    https://twitter.com/3ChicsPolitico/status/575761403799203840

  24. Ametia says:

    Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned effective immediately, a City Hall source says.

    The resignation comes one week after a Department of Justice report exposed problems in the city’s policing tactics. Ferguson City Manager John Shaw stepped down Tuesday following the release of the critical report, which mentioned both men by name.

    http://www.cnn.com/

  25. Ametia says:

    FERGUSON’S POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS

    Ferguson Chief of Police Tom Jackson told the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Christine Byers he resigned at 2:45 local time Wednesday. The resignation comes a week to the day after the Justice Department blasted his force for running a “collection agency” that routinely violated the civil rights of blacks for profit in the Missouri city. Jackson was criticized earlier for how his department initially handled protests in response to the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. Ferguson’s municipal judge and city manager resigned this week following the DoJ report. The executive of St. Louis County said he met with Ferguson’s mayor about taking over policing of the town.

    http://elink.thedailybeast.com/4e555ee3e018bee76c3458202dg9b.3qs2/VQChG0mO3uQvkqHfB0b7d

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