National Guard Completes Departure From Ferguson

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) The Missouri National Guard has completed its departure from Ferguson, Missouri, where the citizen-soldiers were summoned to help quell unrest after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson announced the move Wednesday afternoon at a press conference. He was joined by St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and County Chief Jon Belmar.

The move came six days after Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Guard would gradually depart from the St. Louis suburb. The state Highway Patrol and St. Louis County police will continue to oversee security in Ferguson, where officer Darren Wilson shot Brown on Aug. 9.

Earlier Wednesday, Nixon appointed former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom II as the state's public safety director. He becomes Missouri's only black Cabinet member.

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