Ferguson protesters want mayor out, police force dissolved

2 years 9 months 5 days ago Friday, March 13 2015 Mar 13, 2015 Friday, March 13, 2015 6:18:00 PM CDT March 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

FERGUSON (AP) - Protest organizers in Ferguson say they'll keep pushing until the mayor is forced out and the entire police force is dissolved.

There have been at least a half-dozen firings and resignations since the release of a U.S. Department of Justice report that documented patterns of racial bias.

The most notable resignation of that group was Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who stepped down on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, there have been no arrests in connection with the early Thursday shooting that left two officers wounded.

Ferguson Timeline:

August 9, 2014 - Michael Brown is shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

August 12, 2014 - Reverend Al Sharpton makes his way around St. Louis area to demand justice for shooting.

August 13-20, 2014 - Violent protests and looting ensue on a nightly basis in Ferguson.

November 24, 2014 - Grand jury announces officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in Brown's shooting death.

March 4, 2015 - U.S. Department of Justice releases its findings that the Ferguson Police Department has marked patterns of racial bias.

March 11, 2015 - Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson steps down.

Portions of this report were taken from stories by The Associated Press.

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