St. Louis County
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the state is committing $1 million in support to businesses affected by a St. Louis suburb’s racial unrest that followed the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
Ferguson business owners are asking the county to help after the crisis in Ferguson caused them to close their doors.
The St. Louis County Council has approved up to $1 million in emergency funds for people living in Ferguson who were unable to work or even leave their homes during the crisis.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley estimates it will cost from $90,000 to $100,000 a day in police overtime for St. Louis County officers and their efforts in Ferguson.
Tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
Some North County adults suggest working with teens to get them involved in improving relations with police.
St. Louis County gave first round approval to a bill allocating up to $1 million from the county’s emergency fund for people living in Ferguson.
Amid calls from protestors and politicians for him to recuse himself, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he would comply, if Governor asks him to step aside
The St. Louis county government websites are currently down, but the cause is unknown.
Leaders of the black community of Ferguson are appealing for calm in the wake of Sunday night’s rioting. The Rev. BT Rice with the NAACP of St. Louis County was among those who rushed to the scene in Ferguson.