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Florida Roundup: Miami Maj. Delrish Moss To Become Top Cop In Ferguson

Al Diaz
Miami Herald

Miami Maj. Delrish Moss is set to become the top cop in an American town that's become synonymous with racial tension between black youth and police officers.

Officials in Ferguson, Missouri announced Thursday that Miami Police Maj. Delrish Moss will be its new police chief.

The move puts a black officer in charge of a mostly white department that serves a town where African-Americans make up two-thirds of the residents.

Violent racial struggles erupted in Ferguson two years ago after the police shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

The 51-year-old Moss has been with the Miami police department for 32 years, the past 20 as public information officer. He was among 54 candidates for the top position at Ferguson.

Our conversation with Miami Maj. Delrish Moss begins at 36 minutes in the player above.

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WLRN Staff