More than a month after one of his officers shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Ferguson, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson is apologizing to Brown’s family…in a video message.
The video, running 2 minutes and 27 seconds, was released via The Devin James Group, the public relations firm hired to fix Ferguson’s image following the shooting and subsequent protests.
Jackson also said he regretted that Brown’s body was left in the street for a long time following the shooting.
“The time that it took involved very important work on the part of investigators, who were trying to collect important evidence and gain a true picture of what happened that day. But it was just too long, and I am truly sorry for that,” he said.
Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old Brown on Aug. 9. Ferguson police said it was an act of self-defense, but witnesses accounts have contradicted that claim. The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the incident.
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