Missouri National Guard

National Guard troops arrive ahead of the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown shooting case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson State of Emergency Expires

Gov. Nixon thanks police and Missouri National Guard members for safeguarding lives

12/17/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon May Face Subpoena About Decisions Made in Ferguson

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.

12/12/2014

National gurardsmen stand guard at the police station on November 29, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. When the grand jury announced on November 24, that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

National Guard Scaling Back in St. Louis

The Missouri National Guard is scaling back its presence in the St. Louis area after being deployed to help provide security after violent protests.

12/02/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon briefs the media on security issues during a news conference  on November 25, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House, Senate Leaders Call for Public Hearings to Investigate Nixon’s Response to Ferguson

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.

12/01/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon prespares to have Thanksgiving dinner with National Guard troops on guard in Ferguson,Missouri on November 27, 2014. The 2000 troops have been called up to protect key locations in the St. Louis and Ferguson area due to the riots, looting and burning as a result of the Michael Brown grand jury ruling.      UPI/Handout

Gov. Nixon Calling Special Session Over Ferguson Funding

Governor will ask the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to the protests in Ferguson.

11/28/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown during a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nixon says Emergency Declaration is a Precautionary Measure

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.

11/18/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Activates Missouri National Guard in Response to Potential ‘Period of Unrest’

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.

11/17/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri speaks to media on Aug. 15, 2014, in St. Louis. Violent protests have erupted in the city following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Nixon appointed Capt. Johnson to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson after receiving numerous complaints about the excessive show and use of force by the police against protestors and the news media covering the demonstrations. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Nixon Lifts State of Emergency

Gov. Jay Nixon today lifted the State of Emergency he declared on Aug. 16 in response to violent unrest in the City of Ferguson.

09/03/2014

Captain Ronald Johnson (L), of the MIssouri HIghway Patrol is seen with St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson prior to the funeral of slain 18-year old teenager Michael Brown Jr. at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri on August 25, 2014. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Missouri National Guard Completes Departure from 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.

08/27/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri speaks to media on Aug. 15, 2014, in St. Louis. Violent protests have erupted in the city following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Nixon appointed Capt. Johnson to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson after receiving numerous complaints about the excessive show and use of force by the police against protestors and the news media covering the demonstrations. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Nixon Orders National Guard to Begin Withdrawing from Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon released a statement ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin a systematic process of withdrawing from Ferguson.

08/21/2014

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