Ferguson narrows police chief candidates to 4 finalists
FERGUSON (AP) — The search for a police chief in Ferguson has been narrowed to four candidates.
City officials said Friday they have chosen three men and one woman as finalists to be chief in the St. Louis suburb damaged by racial unrest after a white police officer shot an unarmed 18-year-old black resident in 2014.
The finalists are Frank McCall Jr., chief of nearby Berkeley, Missouri; Mark Becker, a former FBI agent who resigned Friday as police chief in East Chicago, Indiana; Brenda Jones, who was fired as police chief in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 2013 but won a lawsuit alleging race and gender discrimination, and DeIrish Moss, a spokesman for the Miami, Florida, police department.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the new chief is expected to be announced in April.