ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – No word yet on when the Michael Brown grand jury could reach a decision, but we’re hearing more calls for calmness from area leaders.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley are urging people to protest peacefully if they don’t like the outcome, and don’t let things get out of hand.

“Violence is not a Constitutionally-protected right. Damaging property is not Constitutionally-protected,” said Slay.

Dooley responded to a question about if he’s prepared to call a state of emergency, “Let me say this, You are assuming that something’s going to go wrong. I’m assuming things are going to go right. This is a great place to live. People are very civilized.”

While calling for calm, Wednesday, the two leaders stopped short of saying they have confidence in St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s ability to deliver a fair and unbiased outcome.

Slay defended his lack of taking a stand for McCulloch, saying he can’t personally tell people what to think.

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