• Former Forest Park police captain named new police chief in Ferguson

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    FERGUSON, Mo. - A captain from a Georgia police department will be the new police chief in Ferguson.

    The City Council voted Tuesday night to hire Jason Armstrong, a captain from the Forest Park Police Department near Atlanta.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports interim City Manager Jeffrey Blume recommended hiring Armstrong over interim Chief Frank McCall. Both are African-American.

    Before the vote, several people urged the council to hire McCall, who was named interim chief in October after Delrish Moss returned to Florida to care for his ailing mother.


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    Moss took over after two interim chiefs filled in after the resignation of Tom Jackson, who was chief when the city was rocked by unrest after a white police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black.

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