*The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, announced on Tuesday that the state and local police agencies are prepared to do battle with anyone who wants to act out if an when the a grand jury announces whether it will indict Ferguson police office Darren Wilson, who is white, for fatally shooting an unarmed back male, Michael Brown.
The incident which has captured world-wide attention, happened back ion August.
Here’s what the LA Time is reporting:
“Violence will not be tolerated,” Nixon said at a news conference with officials from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis County police and St. Louis Metropolitan police. The governor said the agencies would form a unified command to deal with protests. “Residents and businesses of this region will be protected,” Nixon said.
The St. Louis area remains on edge as it awaits the grand jury decision on whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should face charges in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. A decision is expected in the coming weeks. Wilson, who is white, shot the young black man six times in a confrontation on a street in Ferguson, according to a preliminary private autopsy.
More than 1,000 area police officers have received a total of more than 5,000 hours of training to deal with potential unrest, officials said Tuesday.
Nixon added: “The world is watching.”
Get the rest of the story at LA Times.
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