New Police Chief Takes Reins In Ferguson, Missouri

We have an update out of Ferguson, Missouri.

The Saint Louis suburb is getting a new interim police chief.

Andre Anderson is the second interim chief since Chief Thomas Jackson stepped down in March.

Jackson stepped down after the Justice Department found racial bias and profiling in Ferguson.

The department as a whole came under the DOJ's scrutiny after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.

Anderson talked about where he wants to take the department now as it moves forward.

“The president's task force on 21st century policing and recommended practices will be my first call of duty that in conjunction with recommendations from the Department of Justice will serve as a template that I will use to cultivate relationships that we know and hope will reshape our direction here in the city of Ferguson.”

Before taking this job, Anderson served as a police commander in Glendale, Arizona.