Ferguson, Missouri Looks Outside for New Interim Police Chief

Ferguson, Missouri, plans to name on Wednesday a new interim chief to lead its police department, the city's mayor said on Tuesday, after accusations by the U.S. Justice Department of widespread racial bias in its policing. The interim chief will be a police commander from Glendale, Arizona, a municipality from which Ferguson has already hired interim city manager Ed Beasley. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles confirmed the planned hiring of 50-year-old Andre Anderson as interim chief. He will be the second person to hold that role since Chief Thomas Jackson resigned in March, days after the release of the federal report.



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