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Ferguson Police Chief is Stepping Down

He's been on the job since May of 2016.

October 10, 2018 - 1:07 pm
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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss is stepping down to take care of his sick mother in Florida.
 
He's been on the job since May of 2016.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles says Moss took over as police chief during a difficult time in the city's history -- just two years after Michael Brown's shooting death and the ensuing riots.

"We want to thank him and show our appreciation for the work and the effort that he's put in here over the past two years," Knowles told KMOX. "He certainly put a lot of time and effort in when it comes to the consent decree, ensuring that our police department is making tremendous strides in becoming compliant with the terms of that decree."
 
Ferguson city leaders will undertake a national search to find Moss' successor, with Deputy Chief Frank McCall acting as interim police chief.

"There's still a significant task ahead here in Ferguson," Knowles said. "Both to complete compliance with the consent decree, but also with moving the community forward."