Hearings stall for official chosen after Ferguson shooting

New Pittsburgh Courier

Dan Isom, Jay NixonFormer St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom, left, speaks after he is named director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety during a news conference with Gov. Jay Nixon, right, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in St. Louis. Nixon appointed Isom nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb. Nixon did not directly say whether the leadership change was related to the events in Ferguson. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Concerns about a racial discrimination lawsuit have stalled the confirmation of Missouri’s public safety director, one of the state’s highest-ranking Black officials, who was appointed shortly after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Gov. Jay Nixon chose former St. Louis police Chief Daniel Isom II to take over the Department of Public Safety on Sept. 1, amid criticism of…

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