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Ferguson to Swear in New Police Chief

May 09, 2016  | 

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Ferguson, MO, the St. Louis suburb that erupted into weeks of racially charged protests after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teen in 2014--an act of force that was proven to be justified by a county grand jury and a DOJ investigation--is slated to swear in its first African-American police chief Monday, reports CNN.

Maj. Delrish Moss, a longtime Miami officer, was selected in April after a three-month nationwide search, the city said in a statement.

"Major Moss exemplifies the type of experience in law enforcement that we believe will enhance the many new programs within the Ferguson Police Department," City Manager De'Carlon Seewood said.

"Ferguson somehow spoke to me in a way that said, 'You've got to go there. You've got to try and make a difference there,'" Moss told CNN affiliate WFOR-TV in Miami.

The swearing-in ceremony is set to begin at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. ET).

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Deano @ 5/9/2016 5:08 PM

I sure feel bad for this new chief. Good luck is all I can say.

kevcopAz @ 5/10/2016 11:10 AM

Hope he has a no cut contract, just because the boss is Black doesn't mean anything, he wears blue and will be treated as badly as any other cop by malcontents like BLM etc etc the next time something happens. I also want to chastise this publication for the lead in sentence. If someone read this not knowing the facts then they would think the "white officer" shot the "unarmed Black teen" in some unlawful manner. We all know this is untrue and the way that you led the story is misleading at best. Why couldn't you have added "while the robbery suspect was beating the officer"? This would give the reader the real facts. Please consider this in the future, we cops get enough lies and misleading press coverage that we don't need it from our own side. Please consider this. This also reminds me that even you do not mention the race of the suspect or the officer unless the "victim/suspect" is minority and the officer is White". Why is that?

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