Thomas Jackson, the embattled police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, has reportedly resigned from the beleaguered department.
Cable news outlets, citing unidentified sources, first reported that his stepping down was imminent. Then a St. Louis Post-Dispatch crime reporter tweeted: “Chief Thomas Jackson has confirmed to me that he resigned at 2:45 p.m.”
A news conference is reportedly planned for 3:30 p.m. CT.
News of Jackson’s departure comes a week after a Justice Department investigation revealed racial bias and profiling within his department.
Yahoo News emailed Jackson early Wednesday, but has not received a reply. Small said the chief is out of the office this week for scheduled time off.
Jackson, who marked his fifth year as Ferguson's chief last week, has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years.
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