Ferguson city manager resigns after DOJ report

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - The Ferguson City Manager John Shaw is the latest public official to resign after a scathing report by Department of Justice. The report found that the city used its police force and courts to target African Americans and created a climate that led to the unrest in Ferguson. Shaw is gone from his post after eight years. He denied ever instructing anyone to target African Americans in his resignation letter. The Department of Justice report also revealed a string of racist emails.

As a result of the emails, two police officers and another city employee are also no longer employed by Ferguson.

On Monday, the city council met for the first time since the report was released. The calls for Chief Tom Jackson and Mayor James Knowles to resign were loud. Mayor Knowles told FOX 2 that he has no plans on resigning. However, he said Chief Jackson’s future would be considered at a later date.

Chief Jackson has said all along that he would not resign.

The changes follow the outrage that was on display in Ferguson after the shooting death of Michael Brown. The unarmed African American teenager was shot to death by a white Ferguson police officer. A St. Louis County Grand Jury did not charge Darren Wilson for the shooting.

The Department of Justice also declined to file civil rights charges against Wilson.