( KTRS ) A veteran Miami police officer with two decades of experience will take over as Ferguson’s police chief, hoping to help the city heal as it rebounds after the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown.
Miami Police Maj. Delrish Moss was announced as chief Thursday. He will be in charge of a mostly white department that serves a town where African-Americans make up two-thirds of the residents. Moss has been with the Miami department 32 years, the past 20 as public information officer. He was among 54 candidates being considered for the job.
Former chief Tom Jackson resigned in March 2015 following a Justice Department report citing racial bias in Ferguson’s criminal justice system.