Posted: Aug 17, 2014 5:47 PM by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Aug 17, 2014 5:49 PM
FERGUSON - Ferguson will be under curfew for a second night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol superintendent Colonel Ron Replogle announced Sunday the curfew put in place would remain in effect through the early hours of Monday morning. The curfew begins at midnight and expires at 5 a.m.
Colonel Replogle released a statement Sunday evening in response to the continued curfew:
"I was in Ferguson Saturday evening, walking and talking with the people who were gathered there. I remained there until the early hours of Sunday morning, after the curfew was in place. Except for the challenges posed by a very few individuals, I appreciate the support and cooperation of all the people who honored the curfew peacefully throughout the night. I want to thank the many local leaders and citizens of the community who continue to cooperate with law enforcement."
Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson Saturday. He said in his Executive Order the conditions have "created conditions of distress for the citizens and businesses of that community." Nixon then directed control of the situation to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent.
Rioting and protesting have continued for more than a week in the St. Louis County city of Ferguson following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown August 9.