Gov. Jay Nixon
Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday that Col. Ron Replogle plans to retire May 1 after serving five years as superintendent and 31 years with the patrol.
Governor will ask the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to the protests in Ferguson.
Missouri is extending a program that offers no-interest loans to small businesses damaged by violent demonstrations in and near Ferguson.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder questioned whether Gov. Jay Nixon was told not to deploy the National Guard to deter violent protesters Monday night after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the death of Michael Brown.
Though the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, several federal investigations will proceed.
A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor said Monday.
Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson believes that there will be protests no matter what the grand jury decision is in the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.
As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation in the Ferguson shooting, a broader federal civil rights review could hold a greater potential to refashion the police department and bring long-lasting change.
Taylor shot Robert Newton to death in front of Newton’s 8-year-old step-daughter during a gas station robbery; he tried to kill the girl, too, but his gun jammed.
“I only hope that it doesn’t generate the reaction that they’re looking for, preparing for,” Gray said of the governor activating the National Guard.