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Capt. Ron Johnson: Tonight Was a Very Good Night in Ferguson

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Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol speaks to members of the media after speaking with Attorney General Eric Holder at Drake's Place Restaurant August 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., to oversea the federal government's investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9th. Holder promised a "fair and thorough" investigation into the fatal shooting of a young blackman, Michael Brown, who was unarmed when a white police officer shot him multiple times. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol speaks to members of the media after speaking with Attorney General Eric Holder at Drake’s Place Restaurant August 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., to oversea the federal government’s investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9th. Holder promised a “fair and thorough” investigation into the fatal shooting of a young blackman, Michael Brown, who was unarmed when a white police officer shot him multiple times. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson started off a 1:15 a.m. Thursday press conference by stating that, “tonight was a very good night in Ferguson.”

Johnson said that compared to Tuesday night’s 47 arrests, only six people were arrested in Ferguson Wednesday night.

Johnson said that today’s change was helped by community policing. During Wednesday night protests, he said, there were no Molotov cocktails, fires or shootings. Around 8 p.m., an officer was hit with a bottle, but he was not hurt.

“Each night I’ve seen a turning point,” Johnson said. “We’ve been taking small steps every night.”

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