Andre Anderson (Source: Glendale Police Department)
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- According to a recent report, the new interim Ferguson police chief Andre Anderson has a personal record that isn’t squeaky clean.
Voactiv is reporting that Anderson falsified documents and was suspended three times when he worked for Glendale, Arizona’s police department. In 1996, a judge granted an order of protection against a woman after he allegedly struck her in the face.
In a statement, Ferguson officials downplayed the record:
“The allegation regarding Chief Anderson allegedly striking a woman are more than 15 years old, were unfounded, and thus never led to criminal charges being filed.”
The city did not address Anderson’s previous suspensions, and said he did not intentionally falsify documents. Instead, the city contends Anderson made a “mileage report error, not out of intentional malicious action.”
Ferguson officials told News 4 Anderson went through a background check, and has been promoted to higher positions many times.
News 4 requested a copy of Anderson’s personnel file from Glendale, Arizona, but that file has not arrived.
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