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In a video message, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the parents of Michael Brown, the teenager who was shot and killed last month by a police officer in the Missouri town.

“No one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you’re feeling,” he said in the video, first reported by CNN. “I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. I’m also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street,”

He also apologized for the way police treated protesters in Ferguson, who took to the streets to march and protest in the days following the shooting and more.

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