State of emergency lifted in St. Louis County - KMOV.com

State of emergency lifted in St. Louis County

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Police stand near a broken cash register in a parking lot after the front windows of a business were broken out along West Florissant Avenue. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Police stand near a broken cash register in a parking lot after the front windows of a business were broken out along West Florissant Avenue. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The state of emergency that was issued Monday afternoon in St. Louis County has been lifted.

In a statement issued Friday morning, County Executive Steve Stenger said, “after reviewing the events of the past four evenings, under the state of emergency, I am pleased to report our law enforcement officers have established order while preventing further acts of violence in Ferguson.”  

Stenger continued by stating, "I have issued a second executive order ending the state of emergency effective immediately. I want to emphasize local law enforcement will remain vigilant, and officers are prepared to respond swiftly if necessary." 

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The state of emergency was issued Monday after violence occurred Sunday night in Ferguson.

During his statement on Monday, Stenger said, “the recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger. The time and investment in Ferguson and Dellwood will not be destroyed by a few that wish to violate the rights of others.”

On Wednesday, Stenger issued a statement stating the state of emergency would continue “for at least the next 24 hours” to “prevent further acts of violence in Ferguson and Dellwood.”

In his statement on Friday, Stenger commended the “professionalism of our St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, our police department, and the outstanding work done by all officers involved in protecting life, property and peace.” 

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