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Video: Ferguson Chief Apologizes to Brown Family, Protesters

September 25, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Ferguson Chief Apologizes to Brown Family, Protesters

Ferguson, Missouri, Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized Thursday to the parents of Michael Brown, as well as to any peaceful protesters who feel he didn't do "enough to protect their constitutional right to protest."

Specifically, he apologized that it took investigating officers four hours to remove Brown's body from the street after Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot him last month, CNN reports.

"I'm truly sorry for the loss of your son. I'm also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street," he said during his video statement.

Investigators were doing "important work" trying to uncover the truth and collect evidence during those four hours, Jackson said, but "it was just too long, and I'm truly sorry for that."

"Please know that the investigating officers meant no disrespect to the Brown family, to the African-American community or the people (in the neighborhood where Brown was shot). They were simply trying to do their jobs," Jackson said.


Comments (11)

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pup @ 9/25/2014 2:47 PM

He's one sick Chief and needs to be replaced. Any OIS or homicide scene it takes hours to remove a body from the crime scene for obvious reasons. I bet the chief is seeking a position as mayor for the city. I sure feel sorry for the officers of the PD.

Aaron @ 9/25/2014 3:10 PM

Idiot. No need to apologize to criminals. The residents need to apologize for looting and firing on officers. So sad our world has come to apologizing to criminal thugs because we are too pussy to stand up and tell them to fuck off.

TheRookie @ 9/25/2014 3:25 PM

Unfortunately the poor Ferguson Police Officers are boxed in now. They can't even go to another agency because of where they work(ed). If Chief Jackson really truly cared about his agency & officers he would have stepped down. When he refused they should have terminated his contract (fired). St. Louis County P.D. or M.S.P. can't even do their jobs. These gutter butt protestors are hell bent on causing turmoil, all should be arrested for inciting rioting, & a threat to civil discord. Let them burn it down & live in a mini-Detroit. See how long they like that.

Tbow426 @ 9/25/2014 4:05 PM

WTF is with him?????? Takes too long to remove the body???? Unless Missouri has some type of weird set -up...the medical examiner or coroner says when the body is moved. L.E. has no say in my state about moving the body. Too quick and it is a cover slow and it is a shame.

[email protected] @ 9/25/2014 6:15 PM

Another ass kissing idiot, and in what seems to be a recurring scene is throwing the real Cops to the wolves in order to keep his happy face on in the criminal community. He should be replace asap. Blues, Stay Safe.

Capt. Crunch @ 9/25/2014 7:06 PM

No police officer should have to apologize for doing his/her job. By apologizing the chief put himself and his officers in a bad light. Now Darren Wilson, will a tougher time in court. Tom Jackson, should resign.

Tom Ret @ 9/25/2014 7:23 PM

It appears that the chief has succumb to political pressure. Giving an apology,
when none is due, presents an image that the police screwed up. He could have said that it was regrettable to have to leave Brown for several hours but was necessary for a complete and thorough investigation or say nothing. The blacks there won't be satisfied with anything less than the officer being lynched irrespective of the facts.

donut_plz @ 9/26/2014 6:24 AM

He is a disgrace, a sell out, a coward. He has lost any respect he may have had. He is as bad as the protesters and criminals in his town. I feel sorry for his officers. I wouldn't be surprised if they all quit.

Bill @ 9/26/2014 7:39 AM

This guy put Darren Wilson's life, and his families lives, in danger. Now he is pandering to those whom threatened that man's life, and the lives of his family.

I can't imagine what the morale must be like on that force. I'd quit.

Tell the people to deal with the bull*hit themselves.

Pak @ 9/26/2014 12:18 PM

Sorry for the rank and file officers involved. The Chief is sad news for the Department and City.

Johnny Law @ 9/29/2014 1:11 PM

The Chief has to kiss the ass of the Mayor and Council members he answers to! Coward, thats why Sheriff's have balls and Chief's dont!

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