Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson
Sgt. Al Nothum tells KMOX News that they are working with the leadership of the group that is threatening to stop I-70 traffic this afternoon.
St. Louis City Police are no longer participating in Ferguson patrols, and the Missouri National Guard is now completely out of Ferguson.
While he was praying with members of the clergy at the Michael Brown memorial site, some youths came over and wanted to talk to them about bringing the community together.
North County residents apparently heeded Michael Brown Sr.’s call for “peace and silence” on the day he buried his son.
Johnson said that compared to Tuesday night’s 47 arrests, only six people were arrested in Ferguson Wednesday night.
At a media briefing around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said 47 arrests were made after a night of protests that started out peacefully.
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.
Early this morning Missouri Highway Patrol Col. Ron Johnson met with the media to describe what happened on the streets of Ferguson at night fall and contributed to the Governor’s decision to bring in the Guard.
In the days since Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson took charge of a volatile situation that threatened to turn ugly, tragic or both, his calm-yet-commanding presence has captured international attention.
Following the release of the name of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown this morning, Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson answered questions.