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Ferguson Police Chief Appears on Fox News

Ferguson (Mo.) Police Chief Thomas Jackson appeared on Fox News recently talking about how the law enforcement responsibilities in Ferguson are being handled.

August 18, 2014

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D. Beyer @ 8/18/2014 1:24 PM

this chief should stay in his office and get someone else to speak for his agency.

Old Copper @ 8/18/2014 2:48 PM

This Chief is in a very tough spot. If he had someone else go out there and speak for his department, people would say he was hiding, afraid, etc... He is in a no-win situation between the politicians who want to appease the mob, incite the mob and his cops who desperately need his support. I'd imagine they have not left him with much authority at this time and someone else is driving this wagon over the cliff for political advantage. He may not be the best there has ever been, but he is a small town cop in a bad spot with a hostile, biased media condemning every breath he takes. I, for one, am willing to cut him some slack.

westcoastleo @ 8/18/2014 3:56 PM

The chief and all involved with the incident should never make any statements unless he/she was there, at the scene, when the incident occurred. We all should wait including the savages who are rioting, wait for the investigation to be over and the wheels of our broken justice system turn..

SA John @ 8/18/2014 9:31 PM

The Chief did a pretty good job with a notoriously tough interviewer. Unfortunately, this small town PD is not going to come out of this with any credibility, no matter what he does. It truly is time to roll up these small PD's into larger county forces. Start paying more than minimalist wages and have better candidate pools, training resources, and career paths. And, take back the Armed Vehicles and heavy weapons. Let's get back to being cops. Even the Army has more restraints in combat zones.

Local police officer @ 8/19/2014 6:02 AM

I visited FPD website. The Ferguson PD bragged about several command staff members being graduates of the FBI Academy. I always thought that school was a sham and didn't teach anyone anything as evident by his lack of situational awareness and leadership competency in this matter. He should hide and find someone else to be the face of the PD from heretofore. He is in over his head

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