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DeKalb Police Chief heads to Ferguson

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DeKalb County's police chief plans to travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend in his role as president of a black law enforcement association.

DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). Ferguson has reported several nights of civil unrest after the weekend shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

"I think it's been very chilling to all of us as American citizens," said Alexander.

Alexander says there is not a person among us who isn't disturbed by what we are seeing out of Ferguson.

"Every night you have had some civil unrest. That's a very strong indication to me that that department and that community are unable at this point to bride the gap," said Alexander.

The divide occurred when a police officer shot an unarmed teen. Witnesses say Michael Brown had his hand up when he was shot. Ferguson Police say he was tussling with an officer, and they haven't released that officer's name.

"According to the chief there, that police officer's life has been threatened," said Alexander.

Alexander was elected president of NOBLE in July. He plans to fly out to Ferguson Saturday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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