FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson has worked to ease tensions betweeen other law enforcement officers and protesters on several occasions.
He has been at the forefront of the law enforcement response to the protests. He has walked a fine line by trying to keep things peaceful and also allowing the protesters to express their anger with a justice system they call unfair.
Some of the protests have turned violent, and there’s a big fear that the upcoming grand jury decision in the Micheal Brown case could spark more violence.
There are also questions about whether that violence could spread from Ferguson to other areas in the region.
Capt. Johnson says he hopes everyone “remains calm” and “digests” the grand jury decision.
He also said that he hopes it leads to improved race relations in the region.