Missouri State Highway Patrol

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

A protester wears a mask as he videos a demonstration near an entrance to Highway 70 during an attempted sitdown on the Highway in Ferguson, Missouri on Septmber 10, 2014. About 100 protesters threatened to walk onto and shutdown Highway 70 as a form of civil disobedience related to the Michael Brown shooting and riots in Ferguson, Missouri last month.  Over 200 police stopped the protesters from reaching the highway. About 25 people were arrested. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Judge: Missouri Police Can’t Stop Media Recordings

A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.

11/21/2014

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who was appointed by the governor to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson, walks among demonstrators gathered along West Florissant Avenue on Aug. 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Records Reveal Divide on Ferguson Police Tactics

Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Missouri Highway Patrol captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death was both vilified and praised for appearing to sympathize with protesters.

11/19/2014

With law enforcement officials near, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon outlines plans that will keep residents and businesses safe once prosecutors announce whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face charges for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, during a press conference in Weldon Spring, Missouri on November 11, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Outlines Ferguson Preparations

Nixon said that once the decision is announced, the state highway patrol will work with St. Louis County and city police as one unified command. The National Guard will also be available if needed.

11/11/2014

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 to Discuss Ferguson Preparations

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will outline law enforcement plans today as the St. Louis region braces for a grand jury decision on whether to charge a police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson.

11/11/2014

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Thursday I-70 Shooting a Case of Domestic Violence

A patrol sergeant says they don’t know much because all parties involved are being uncooperative.

10/31/2014

KMOX file photo.

Protestors Demonstrate Outside Highway Patrol Trooper’s Home

Those protesting the police shooting of Michael Brown found a new target for their protests – the home of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

10/16/2014

Photo: iStock

Lab Results Indicate Gunshot Residue on Myers’ Hands, Pants and T-Shirt

An analysis of Myers’ hands indicates the presence of gunshot residue, as does an analysis of the inner waistband and front and back pockets of his jeans and an analysis of his black T-shirt.

10/14/2014

Missouri Water Patrol file photo.

Review of Missouri Water Patrol Merger Continues

Missouri lawmakers are gathering more testimony on the wisdom of the decision three years ago to make the Water Patrol a division of the State Highway Patrol.

10/14/2014

Missouri Water Patrol file photo.

House Committee Investigates Highway Patrol after Drowning Death

Missouri State Highway Patrol’s superintendent refused to provide information about the death of a 20-year-old Iowa resident who drowned while in the custody of a water patrol trooper during an Oct. 1 House committee hearing.

10/02/2014

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