“Commander Anderson has over 24 years of law enforcement experience,” Beasley said. “We believe his leadership ability and his years of serving the community will be beneficial to the citizens of Ferguson.”
Anderson, who has been serving as the Glendale, Arizona Police Department commander, took a six month leave of absence to assume his duties in Ferguson, Missouri.
The US Justice Department conducted an extensive investigation into Ferguson’s law enforcement practices following the killing at the hands of the police.
The United States has seen waves of mass protests over the past year against police brutality as well as racial profiling, prompted by the numerous killings of unarmed individuals, many of which are African-American men.