Gov. Jay Nixon
A look at the key figures in the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on Aug. 9—a death that has stoked days of violent unrest north of St. Louis.
Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
President Barack Obama spoke from the White House on Monday regarding both the situation in Iraq and in Ferguson.
Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, and he reportedly did so without first telling the White House.
Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Sunday that he didn’t know surveillance video that police say shows 18-year-old Michael Brown stealing a box of cigars was going to be released.
A couple hundred defiant protesters remained in Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the street.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb
Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is reaffirming comments she made slamming Gov. Jay Nixon in a Twitter rant on Thursday.
A Democratic Missouri state senator slammed Gov. Jay Nixon in a Twitter rant on Thursday, condemning him over the Ferguson protests that stemmed from the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.