Lawmakers, public gather to discuss situation in Ferguson

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by Ruella Rouf / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 13 at 12:06 PM

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon flew in to town unannounced to attend a forum in Florissant with various officials and the public. The purpose was to bring the community together to talk about Michael Brown’s death and concerns residents may have.

The meeting took place at Christ the King Church in Florissant. In attendance with Gov. Nixon were St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, and Ferguson Mayor James Knowles.

Community members asked questions regarding the investigation of Brown’s death and how the recent looting and violence will be addressed.

Chief Dotson said he has seen small amounts of violence trickling into the city, but not very much. The chief said he has spoken to his officers about safety and does so every day.

Gov. Nixon was asked numerous questions by press, including possibility of the National Guard being called in. However, the governor did not answer the questions.

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