Missouri National Guard
Gov. Nixon thanks police and Missouri National Guard members for safeguarding lives
The chair of a joint legislative committee vows an aggressive investigation into why Missouri’s governor did not use National Guard troops to protect businesses in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer.
The Missouri National Guard is scaling back its presence in the St. Louis area after being deployed to help provide security after violent protests.
Missouri Senate and House leaders today called for public hearings to investigate Gov. Jay Nixon’s response to the unrest in Ferguson, and to determine if emergency appropriations are necessary to fund operations for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri National Guard.
Governor will ask the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to the protests in Ferguson.
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.