ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The Ferguson Police Chief is responding to leaks about possible action from the Justice Department. CNN reported Wednesday night that the feds would file a lawsuit if the Ferguson police department didn't make some big changes.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson says he hasn't been told that the Justice Department investigation is wrapping up now. He said as recently as Saturday the DOJ was still requesting documents from his police department.
CNN is reporting that the Justice Department is preparing legal action against the Ferguson Police Department if it does not make some changes on its own concerning tactics that discriminate against minorities. This comes after a federal investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown and a broader look at the police department as a whole.
Chief Thomas Jackson told me this afternoon that his department already is implementing some of the Justice Department recommendations. He said he is extremely disappointed with the apparent leak from the federal government.
Chief Jackson says his city already has implemented DOJ recommendations including court reform, reduction of jail time and failure to appear warrants to help people who are struggling financially.
The Chief also says he has no intentions of resigning. He wants to see the Ferguson police and citizen issues resolved first. THen, he says anything is on the table as far as his future.