Ferguson Police Chief: 'I'm Going to See This Through'

Tom Jackson talks to ABC News' Steve Osunsami as people in Ferguson await the grand jury decision.
2:34 | 11/21/14

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Transcript for Ferguson Police Chief: 'I'm Going to See This Through'
Tell me about. You know the preparations any corporations you guys have made that if that for these next few days that you talk sure we've done an awful lot of training. And head an awful lot of meetings. So we've trained all the people that are going to be involved in. Protests. Have been trained in you know the proper. Proper ways to address protesters and also there's been a lot of discussion about. First amendment rights fourteenth amendment rights are primary purpose really is going to be to protect life. And property and of course individuals' rights as a chief. Win this type of situation happens with one of your officers what was that like for you. Well it's tragic for everybody as you as you can imagine nobody comes to work. Wanting to have it in that way. It's tragic for the Stanley and for the community and and and music chief you don't hit. Tipped to him have that happen used deadly forces. His is a terrible horrible thing is there any truth to our work that went out a few weeks ago that you might be being pushed out or you're leaving. You're choosing to say goodbye to all of this let me just say that I I do not intend to resign or step down. I'm gonna see this through this is my jobs. I must see this through. Worms were preparing for the worst but we're we're really hoping that. That good leadership. That's coming out to protest if they do. Is going to try to keep it peaceful. This time and place for civil unrest and this apparently is time and this is the place but we do you we do hope that people understand. The property rights of others and and the value human life. How. Hard has this been for you personally spend it's been extremely difficult. Because I know this is a very good city and Saint Louis county is a wonderful place and the people are wonderful this is a the tower my father owned a business and where he worked when we first moved here. So you know I've known that. I've known city of Ferguson and Saint Louis county for most of my life. So it did it did really hurts me personally. To see what this is what's going on here and and the fact that it's heaven on on the officers here I think we'll come out better for this because we're really having a conversation. About things that you know we've we talk about we've talked about for decades but. But now the conversation is serious and people are looking for real solutions. To to that brutal problems.

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