Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Resigns: Who Will Be Next? [Video]

Toni Matthews

Numerous reports are circulating that claim that Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has agreed to resign. CNN claims that they were informed by an anonymous source at the Ferguson, Missouri, City Hall. The official, who spoke to the media on the condition of anonymity, said that Jackson would announce his intent to resign sometime Wednesday afternoon.

Following this turn of events, Jackson is set to be the latest in a series of officials that have been fired or have resigned in disgrace following a Department of Justice report exposing racial bias and the possible exploitation of the African-American population.

If Police Chief Thomas Jackson were to resign, he would follow closely on the heels of departing City Manager John Shaw. As recently reported by the Inquisitr, Shaw departed after being voted out by the city council. He had been accused of repeatedly overlooking complaints of harassment by Ferguson police. It's believed his office even encouraged Jackson's department to target African-Americans to boost the city's revenue.

— WEWS NewsChannel5 (@WEWS) March 11, 2015

The embattled police chief headed the Ferguson police department for five years. Prior to his work in Missouri, Thomas Jackson served as the commander of a drug task force. He also worked as a SWAT team supervisor. Despite the fallout from the Michael Brown shooting, Thomas insisted that he would "see this thing through," and vowed to work with the community to heal the wounds caused by the teen's death.

"I intend to see this thing through. And I've been working with a lot of community members to work on some progressive changes that will bring the community together and to open up dialogue and getting us all talking about serious issues and actually creating solutions to problems."

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) March 11, 2015

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