FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson started off a 1:15 a.m. Thursday press conference by stating that, “tonight was a very good night in Ferguson.”

Johnson said that compared to Tuesday night’s 47 arrests, only six people were arrested in Ferguson Wednesday night.

Johnson said that today’s change was helped by community policing. During Wednesday night protests, he said, there were no Molotov cocktails, fires or shootings. Around 8 p.m., an officer was hit with a bottle, but he was not hurt.

“Each night I’ve seen a turning point,” Johnson said. “We’ve been taking small steps every night.”

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