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The police chief of Ferguson,
Missouri, has agreed to resign, the
city said in a statement.
Thomas Jackson s resignation fol-
lows the departure of several city
officials after a federal report alleged
widespread racial bias.
US Attorney General Eric Holder
said the Department of Justice would
reform the force, possibly disman-
The city came under investigation
after a white police officer killed an
unarmed black teenager in August.
Jackson had resisted calls from
protesters and some state leaders to
step down, after the shooting of
Michael Brown and the weeks of
demonstrations that followed.
The city said it would be giving
Jackson a severance payment and
would pay for his health insurance
for one year.
The resignation is effective on
March 19 at which time an acting
chief will assume the role.
The St Louis Post-Dispatch news-
paper has posted what it said was
Jackson s resignation letter.
"It has been an honour and a priv-
ilege to serve this great city and to
serve with all of you," the letter reads.
The city said that it will conduct
a nationwide search for a permanent
replacement. Mr Jackson has led the
department since 2010.
The shooting in August drew
international attention, and Jackson s
handling of the situation drew wide-
Elected leaders including US Sen-
ator Claire McCaskill and other state
officials pressured the city s mayor
to force Jackson s resignation.
Last week, the US Department of
Justice released a report that accused
the city of using the police force and
court system to generate profit.
Since the report was released, the
city manager, a judge, two police
officers, and a court clerk have either
resigned or been fired. (BBC)
A Colombian mayor has apologised for hiring
two male strippers to perform at an International
Women s Day event, it s reported.
Alfredo Garcia, mayor of the central town of
Anzoategui, says he didn t realise that organisers
planned to book the strippers when he signed off
on the event. "It was a big mistake, and inappro-
priate for Women s Day. I signed the contract but
didn t know what the show consisted of," he s
quoted as saying on the El Tiempo Web site. "To
be honest, I was completely unaware that muscular
men would dance in their underwear."
The mayor is now facing complaints from many
quarters. Families with children were in attendance
at the event in the town square, and one mother
tells the web site the choice of entertainment was
But according to Garcia, the half-naked dancing
didn t last long, and not everyone was displeased
with the event. (BBC)
A district in eastern India has announced plans
to publicly shame people who defecate in the open
into using toilets, it s reported.
Villages in the Nadia district in West Bengal are
setting up "walls of shame" featuring the names and
photos of people caught relieving themselves in public,
according to a PTI news agency report on the NDTV
Web site. Local authorities want villagers to form
committees to monitor people who continue to defe-
The aim is to make it a "social crime," a local gov-
ernment official tells the agency. "This is being done
to attach a sense of stigma and shame for those defe-
cating in the open," PB Salim says, adding that while
toilets have been built, persuading some people to
use them is another matter.
"People who have been going out in the open for
generations cannot be expected to use toilets suddenly,"
he says. Anyone "shamed" on the walls will have
some government benefits suspended, although these
would be restored when they change their habits,
says Salim. (BBC)
Ferguson police chief quits
Jackson, left, took charge of the Ferguson Police Department in 2010.
'Walls of shame' against
for Women's Day
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