Ferguson police chief releases video apology to Michael Brown family

With protestors and law enforcement in full force on the streets of Ferguson, some are merchants have taken security of their businesses into their own hands. | Courtesy of Loavesofbread/Wikimedia Commons
The shooting death of Michael Brown sparked an extended period of protests and violence in Ferguson. | Courtesy of Loavesofbread/Wikimedia Commons

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson issued a video apology to Michael Brown’s family Thursday morning. In the video, seen here, Jackson assured he wanted to be “part of the conversation” and “solution” surrounding the death of Brown, who was shot and killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, sparking unrest and violence in the St. Louis suburb.

Jackson addressed the length of time Brown’s body lay in the street before it was removed. “I want to say this to the Brown family: No one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you’re feeling,” Jackson said. “I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. I am also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street.”

According to the Jackson, investigators were doing “important work” to collect evidence during those four hours. Jackson concluded by saying he took full responsibility for any mistakes he had made.

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