AZ Police Commander With Boxing Background Tapped As Ferguson Chief


Ferguson, Mo., is expected to hire an Army veteran with a boxing background, now a police commander in Glendale, Az., to be its second interim top cop in the last year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Andre Anderson, 50, has spent 24 years with the force in Glendale, the same city from which the Ferguson City Council selected its interim city manager, Ed Beasley. It's unclear how long Anderson will hold the post. Anderson was making about $125,000 in Glendale.

Tom Jackson, who was chief when Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown and during the protests that followed, resigned after a critical report from the Department of Justice in March. Jackson's salary was about $95,000. Deputy Chief Al Eickhoff had been interim chief since. Anderson worked with Beasley in Glendale, a city of 226,000 northwest of Phoenix. He is an executive board member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

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