Ferguson, MO Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the family of Michael Brown, who was killed in an August shooting.
“Overnight, I went from being a small town police chief, to being part of a conversation about racism, equality and the role of policing in that conversation.”
“I want to say this to the Brown family. No one who has not experienced the loss of a child, can understand what you’re feeling. 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. The time that it took, involved very important work on the part of investigators who were trying to collect evidence and gain a true picture of what happened that day. But it was too long and I am truly sorry for that.”
“Please know that investigating officers meant no disrespect to the Brown family, the African American community or the people of Canfield. They were simply trying to do their jobs.”
H/T STL Today
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