By Doyle Murphy
The embattled chief of the Ferguson Police Department will resign on Wednesday, according to a report.
Chief Tom Jackson will step down from his post leading the controversial squad less than one day after the city manager of the small Missouri town resigned following a scathing Department of Justice report, Fox News reported, citing police sources.
Jackson has been under the spotlight ever since August 2014 when a white officer, Darren Wilson, shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown on a city street.
The shooting prompted widespread protests and strong critiques of police use of force across the nation.
A grand jury in Missouri declined to indict the officer. The federal investigation also found insufficient evidence to charge Wilson but slammed the local courts and police department as biased against black residents. The Department of Justice report, released in early March, called for “wholesale” reforms.