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Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson Apologizes to Michael Brown’s Family (video)

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Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes to Brown Family

I’m truly sorry for the loss of your son

Police chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the Brown family today in a video produced by the Devin James Group, “a public relations firm hired by the Missouri city.” The shooting occurred August 9, 2014, seven weeks ago. A coat and tie would have been nice.

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UPDATED: Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson Apologizes to Michael Brown’s Family (video)

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Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes to Brown Family

I’m truly sorry for the loss of your son

Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the Brown family today in a video produced by the Devin James Group, “a public relations firm hired by the Missouri city.” The shooting occurred August 9, 2014, seven weeks ago. A coat and tie would have been nice.

UPDATE: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Devin James of the Devin James Group is a convicted killer. Via Talking Points Memo:

The man tasked with overseeing the public relations strategy for Ferguson, Mo. in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer was dropped from his contract Thursday after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported he was a convicted killer.

Devin James, who city records show had been making $154.10 an hour to handle Ferguson’s media requests and rebuild its image, was convicted of reckless homicide in 2006 in Shelby County, Tenn., according to the report.

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James told local TV station KMOV that county executive Charlie Dooley and Denny Coleman, CEO of the partnership agency, terminated his contract Thursday evening. He told the news station that his contract with the partnership agency was valued at $100,000 but that he had not yet been paid.

But regardless of James’ status with the partnership agency, Ferguson officials still appear willing to continue working with the PR rep.

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