Despite reports, Ferguson chief says he's not resigning, not being fired - KMOV.com

Despite reports, Ferguson chief says he's not resigning, not being fired

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told News 4 he is not resigning despite reports to the contrary.

It had been reported that Jackson planned to step down. However, shortly after the report came out, Jackson said the report was not correct.

“I have not been told I must resign nor have I been fired. If I do resign in the future it will be my choice. However, it is not imminent,” Jackson told News 4’s Matt Sczesny.

Some have speculated that Jackson may step down as part of an overhaul and reform of the department.

Jackson was not publicly discussed at a meeting of Ferguson’s City Council Tuesday. The council passed two resolutions urging state lawmakers to change laws that cover police related shootings.

“We are saying these are issues that the city of Ferguson can’t address on its own.  The state has to address them, but we will speak out, say our peace, and work with our legislators in Jefferson City to make some of those changes,” Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said.

“I think positive steps are being taken,” said Ferguson resident Alexis Templeton.

Templeton was also named to Ferguson’s Citizen Review Board.

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