Missouri National Guard
Asked if he declared a state of emergency because he expects a violent reaction to the grand jury’s decision, Nixon said no, and that he hopes there is no violence.
Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.
Gov. Jay Nixon today lifted the State of Emergency he declared on Aug. 16 in response to violent unrest in the City of Ferguson.
The Missouri National Guard has completed its departure from Ferguson where the citizen-soldiers were summoned to help quell unrest after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
Gov. Jay Nixon released a statement ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin a systematic process of withdrawing from Ferguson.
Gov. Jay Nixon issued a statement regarding the ongoing situation in Ferguson, stating that there would be no curfew Monday night.
Stephen Danner commends citizen soldiers for their service at home & overseas.
Guard is processing requests from same-sex partners for military ID cards that are the gateway to accessing benefits.
During part of the oath that reads “I will obey the order of the president of the United States” members of the crowd could be heard booing.
So far, about 200 employees at the Missouri National Guard have been furloughed and more could be on the way if a deal isn’t reached in the coming days.