Thursday, 12 March 2015

Two St. Louis County police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department shortly after midnight.

Violence erupts in Ferguson, Missouri, after resignation of police chief


Protests became violent in the hours after embattled Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson resigned. He stepped down a week after a Justice Department report slammed his department in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. Jackson's resignation will go into effect March 19. But even though he's about to be out of a job, Jackson will still collect a paycheck. Jackson will receive a severance pay and health insurance for one year, the city said. Jackson's resignation did little to calm tensions. Protests erupted overnight. Shortly after, two officers were shot.
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