Ferguson Police Chief and prosecutor speak

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FERGUSON, Mo. -- Rough weeks in Ferguson, Missouri now have the police chief speaking up.

“I do want to say to any peaceful protestor who did not feel I did enough to protect their constitutional right to protest, I am sorry for that,” said Chief Tom Jackson, in a video-recorded message.

Chief Jackson's main message was to Michael Brown's parents: “I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. I am also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street.”

The top cop isn't the only guy speaking up. The prosecuting attorney is breaking his silence, too.

Protestors have been calling for prosecutor Bob McCulloch to step down saying he's especially unable to be unbiased, because his father (a former cop) was killed in the line of duty by an African-American man.  McCulloch told a CNN reporter that should not be a concern.

“I know what it's like to lose a loved one to violence … if it causes me to lean one way or another, it causes me to lean towards victims of violence," he said.

The grand jury is expected to decide on charges soon.