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Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned.

Jackson becomes the sixth Ferguson city employee to resign after the release of a scathing Justice Department report, which looked into police department and municipal court practices.

A news release says the city and Jackson "have agreed to a mutual separation which involves the Chief's resignation," effective on Thursday, March 19.

It says Jackson will receive a severance payment and health insurance for one year.

The statement says Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff will serve as interim chief while the city looks for a replacement.

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