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Thomas Jackson has held fast to his post as chief of the embattled Ferguson, Mo., Police Department despite a constant chorus of calls for his resignation following the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. That’s apparently about to change.

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According to a brief report posted Wednesday by The Guardian, Jackson was scheduled to announce that afternoon that he would soon be stepping down from his position:

The embattled police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, is to resign a week after his department was accused of racial bias in a scathing report by the US government, an aide to the St Louis county executive told the Guardian on Wednesday.

The news outlet identified Alison Blood, the communications coordinator for St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, as the source for its story.

–Posted by Kasia Anderson

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