Protesters demand more changes in Ferguson

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – There was quick reaction Wednesday night from both supporters of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and those who wanted Jackson to resign. Today Chief Jackson resigned, following the fallout from the Department of Justice Report that stated Ferguson’s Police Department showed a pattern of discrimination, profiling and ticketing of African-Americans.

Since the release of the DOJ Report, Ferguson’s City Manager, City Clerk, Police Chief and to two command officers from the police department have either been fired or resigned.

Many Ferguson residents are calling for other resignations at city hall including the mayor and city council members.  Three of Ferguson’s city council seats will be decided in an April 7th election.

Currently, over 200 protesters have gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department in part to celebrate the police chiefs’ resignation and demand more changes in the City of Ferguson.

So far, only one person has been arrested. Police in riot gear are outside the police department. Protesters have taken over south Florissant Road blocking traffic. Police have responded by shutdown Florissant Road and rerouting traffic.

Many Ferguson residents are calling for other resignations at city hall including the mayor and city council members.  Three of Ferguson’s city council seats will be decided in an April 7th election.

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City of Ferguson, Ferguson Commission respond to municipal court changes

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