Nixon cancels emergency order for Ferguson

Nixon cancels emergency order for Ferguson

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FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 15: Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri speaks to the media on August 15, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Violent protests have erupted in the city following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. Governor Nixon appointed Capt. Johnson to take control of security operations in the city of Fergusonm after receiving numerous complaints about the excessive show and use of force by the police against protestors and the news media covering the demonstrations. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by Associated press

KMOV.com

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 3 at 12:27 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has lifted the state of emergency that he declared Aug. 16 in response to looting and violent protesting in Ferguson.

The unrest followed the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. A state grand jury and the Justice Department are still investigating the shooting.

Nixon on Wednesday cited a return to some normalcy in the St. Louis County town, with school back in session, businesses reopening. He called the progress “a testament to the efforts of community and faith leaders” who worked with government and police officials to return peace to the streets.

Nixon also terminated an executive order issued Aug. 18 that activated the Missouri National Guard. The guard, providing security for police, completed the role Aug. 26.

 

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