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Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed arrested in Ferguson overnight

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was arrested in Ferguson overnight. She was arrested outside of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest.

The senator still remains behind bars at the St. Ann Police Department.

According to a volunteer from her office, Senator Nasheed was sitting in the street outside of the Ferguson Police Department when she was arrested. She reportedly sat down in the street and would not move after she was repeatedly told by county police that she needed to move. One other person was taken into custody.

She is facing charges of impeding traffic and failure to comply with police.

Her bond has been set at $600.

She did not pay that bond Monday night and instead spent the night in jail. Ferguson protestors have been brought to St. Ann because the Ferguson jail is still under construction.

Nasheed may bond out later Tuesday morning. She has a ten o'clock news conference planned.

This all comes as Governor Nixon is set to announce a new effort this to address issues raised by the events in Ferguson.

That announcement is set to take place at the Florissant Valley of St. Louis Community College.

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