Ferguson Police Chief Not Fluent With DOJ Report
[su_right_ad]You’d think by now he would have consumed it and analyzed it.
According to CNN’s Sarah Sidner, Jackson had been barred from talking to the press after the report was released, and when she tracked him down, discovered why…
it’s clear that he’s still not very good at talking to press:
SIDNER: Explain. Do you think the department has a race problem? Do they have a problem? And are you going to fix it? What are you going to do about it?
JACKSON: I need to have time to really analyze the report so I can comment on it.
SIDNER: Why do you need time to analyze the report? you should have known what was going on in your department, correct?
In fact, he did know, and the CNN report cites emails in which he agrees to boost the city’s revenue via increasing arrests and issuing more tickets. In addition, a press conference held earlier this week by Mayor James Knowles acknowledged many of the findings and, while they didn’t address the systemic racism in the police department, admitted many of their faults and vowed to take action.