Video: Missouri Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency, National Guard To Assist During Possible Unrest

The Missouri Governor has declared a state of emergency in Missouri as the grand jury decision nears  in the Officer involved Shooting case.  The video shows St. Louis Mayor holding a press conference today announcing this.  The general theme of the message is that the National Guard will be used in three different capacities.  Support for the local Police Departments, making a visual presence, and early warning.  They will be stationed at shopping centers, and government buildings.  Its an interesting press conference and news story.  We hope all first responders are able to stay safe if anything were to happen.

(KTVI)– The National Guard will assist law enforcement if any unrest should occur following the grand jury decision of whether or not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. On Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a State of Emergency in Missouri. He signed an executive order saying, “the Guard will provide support for law enforcement’s objectives of maintaining safety and protecting constitutional rights.”

he order also says the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis County Police Department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will operate as a unified command. The St. Louis County Police Department will have command and operational control over security in the city of Ferguson in areas of protests and acts of civil disobedience, should such activities occur…Continue Reading Here

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