Crisis Management Ferguson mayor makes brief statement about racist emails, takes no questions Mayor James Knowles said one police employee has been fired and two have been suspended over racist emails mentioned in the Department of Justice report. By Matt WilsonMarch 5, 2015 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.