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Critics Address Ferguson Police Chief During Press Conference

(Ferguson, MO) -- The chief of police in Ferguson, Missouri says he is working with the Department of Justice to improve community relations and address charges of racism against his department. At the same time, he stressed that rumors of a curfew for protesters aren't exactly accurate.
Videos from the last three nights of protests have shown officers referring to protesters as animals and challenging them to "bring it." Chief Tom Jackson was confronted by several critics during this afternoon's press conference, including a State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who asked if she would be gassed again.

Chief Tom Jackson asks for calm and patience from the community following last weekend's shooting death of Michael Brown. Chief Tom Jackson hears from State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal during a Wednesday afternoon press conference. Chief Tom Jackson says the fatal shooting of Michael Brown was not caught on camera. Chief Jackson says he's always doing what he can to improve race relations in Ferguson. Play Clip

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