FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Saturday afternoon Governor Jay Nixon spoke to the residents of Ferguson and the media at the Greater St. Mark’s Family Church in north St. Louis County.
Governor Nixon ordered an immediate curfew for the city of Ferguson to start Saturday night
from Midnight to 5 am. The curfew will be enforced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol who has operational control of security in Ferguson. The governor also issued a state of emergency for Ferguson.
Nixon stated the “The eyes of the world are watching”, as the local officials are working to calm tensions in the community and resolve the crisis in Ferguson since the shooting of Michael Brown one week ago.
Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the commander for security over the protestors and demonstrators said, “The frustration that is in your home is in my home.” He further stated that “We will be in this together”.
Residents attending the press conference were upset that they didn’t have any answers on the status of the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown and lack of security in the looting that occurred Friday night.
Governor Nixon wants the community to understand that, “If we want justice, we cannot be distracted.”
Full video of Gov. Nixon’s press conference
Governor Jay Nixon’s Executive Order for State of Emergency
Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency