Is it too little too late?
Nearly seven weeks after the fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown, his family finally has an apology from police.
Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson released a pre-recorded video apology on Thursday morning apologizing for the conduct of officers in his department. The apology, which was released to CNN, was directed at both the family of , who was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, and the protestors that flooded the town in recent weeks.
"The events of the past few weeks have sent shockwaves. Overnight, I went from being a small town police chief to being part of a conversation about racism, equality, and the role of policing in that conversation," Jackson said. "I want to say this to the Brown family: no one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you’re feeling. I am truly sorry for the loss of your son.
"I’m also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street," he added, noting that the four-hour gap between when Brown was shot when his body was finally loaded from the street into into a police SUV. "It was just too long, and I’m truly sorry for that."