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Jackson: ‘We Are Working to Actively Solve This Situation and Get Justice’

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Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson addresses reporters during a news conference on Aug. 13, 2014. (Allison Blood/KMOX)

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson addresses reporters during a news conference on Aug. 13, 2014. (Allison Blood/KMOX)

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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson began a 3 p.m. news conference Wednesday by saying there were no updates on the Michael Brown case, but he was then peppered with questions from reporters.

No curfew is being considered, Jackson said.

Jackson said he does agree with those who are suggesting daytime marches only. Another protest march was scheduled for 4 p.m. on West Florissant.

Jackson said race relations is a top priority, and he’s working with the Department of Justice.

When asked if there were any moments when he thought police had gone too far, Jackson said, “Nobody got hurt too seriously … so, I’m happy about that.”

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Jackson said they understand the anger, that people want answers, that they have a problem, “but we’re asking people to be peaceful, and we are working to actively solve this situation and get justice.”

When asked why Michael Brown’s body was left outside for hours, Jackson said, “I was uncomfortable with that as well.” He said the delay was caused by gunfire ringing out from behind the officers.

The chief said they have plans to reach out to Brown’s parents with the help of the NAACP and Department of Justice. He said he did walk the crime scene with Brown’s mother.

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