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Dispatch: 2 officers shot in Ferguson


FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two police officers have been shot outside the Ferguson Police Department.

The shots were fired early Thursday as police and protesters gathered outside the station after the resignation of police Chief Thomas Jackson on Wednesday.

Ferguson Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff tells the newspaper that he didn't think either officer was from his department. Eickhoff says he doesn't know the extent of the officers' injuries.

Jackson was the sixth employee to resign or be fired after a Justice Department report cleared white former officer Darren Wilson of civil rights charges in the shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, but found a profit-driven court system and widespread racial bias in the city police department.

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