Ferguson, Mo., interim police chief Andre Anderson: 'I have a responsibility to get into a community and demonstrate that I can be a positive role model,' says being human matters more than being a certain race
Ferguson, Mo., interim police chief Andre Anderson: 'I believe that the first thing that you have to have is a character or discernment for caring ... We need people from this community to serve in the police department'
Ferguson, Mo., interim police chief Andre Anderson will take a 6-month leave from the Glendale, Ariz., police department, where he commands the Criminal Investigative Division; Anderson begins July 23 in Ferguson - @rlippmann
Upcoming: Officials in Ferguson, Mo., will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. ET today to introduce a new interim police chief. It's expected they will name Andre Anderson, an Army veteran who is currently a police commander in Glendale, Ariz., according to the St. Louis Dispatch. We will monitor for comments on policing in the city following last year's unrest, and carry a live feed here.
Draft Justice Department report says use of dogs, snipers, and tactical vehicles designed for the military 'served to escalate rather than de-escalate the overall situation' during Ferguson protests - @NBCNews
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014 by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. Brown's death prompted weeks of demonstrations and a response from the police that include tear gas and rubber bullets.
On Nov. 24, 2014, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced a grand jury chose not to indict Wilson. - New York Times