Missouri Governor Nixon Lifts State of Emergency on Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. (PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. (PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday that he was lifting the state of emergency he had declared last month amid chaos on the streets of Ferguson.

Nixon had first declared a state of emergency on Aug. 16, signing an executive order and implementing a curfew between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. The curfew, which he had said was needed to restore peace, was in place for two nights, as Nixon lifted it once he announced that he was calling in the Missouri National Guard.

On Wednesday, Nixon (D) announced that the state of emergency was being lifted because people are “getting back to their normal routines” in Ferguson.

“This progress is a testament to the efforts of community and faith leaders, working alongside state and local law enforcement officers, to bring peace to the streets of Ferguson and much-needed stability to its citizens,” Nixon said in a statement.

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SOURCE: Washington Post
Mark Berman

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