Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

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FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13: A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, scrambles for cover as police fire tear gas on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 14 at 4:51 PM

   FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.
 
   Nixon made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
 
   Nixon says the security will be overseen by Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Johnson, who is black, said he grew up in the community and "it means a lot to me personally that we break this cycle of violence."
 

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