New chief of safety appointed in Missouri

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 4:34 a.m.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new public-safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

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