delrish moss

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FIU Captain and Public Information Officer Delrish Moss is back in Miami after spending two years as the police chief in Ferguson, Missouri. Moss spent decades as both a spokesperson and eventually a captain in Miami’s police department.

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.