Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spoke at a news conference Tuesday, condemning “criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction” that “terrorized” Missouri communities Monday night in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Nixon promised the deployment of “hundreds more” National Guard troops to Ferguson in an attempt to keep the peace.
A grand jury considering whether or not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will reconvene for deliberations Monday, with a decision possibly coming next week. The NewsHour’s Stephen Fee is in Ferguson, where tension is building and security is ramping up. Continue reading
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency as Ferguson and the larger St. Louis area prepare to learn whether a grand jury will charge police officer Darren Wilson with the killing of teenager Michael Brown. Continue reading
Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak to press and community members at 4 p.m. Continue reading