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Gov Declares Emergency, Imposes Curfew In Ferguson

Updated: Saturday, August 16 2014, 07:13 PM CDT

Residents in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago are being told they will not be allowed on the streets after midnight.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew in Ferguson. He says while many protesters are making themselves heard peacefully, the state will not allow a handful of looters to endanger the community and that there must be calm if justice is to be served.

Tensions reignited late Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown and surveillance tapes and documents alleging Brown had robbed a convenience store before he was later shot in the street.

Nixon also says the U.S. Department of Justice is beefing up its investigation of the shooting and that there are dozens of FBI agents on the ground working on the investigation.

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Gov Declares Emergency, Imposes Curfew In Ferguson


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