County police chief: Fabric of Ferguson torn apart

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 25 2014 Nov 25, 2014 Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:15:00 AM CST November 25, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

FERGUSON (AP) - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at least a dozen businesses are burning after protests in Ferguson turned violent.

Belmar said early Tuesday morning that two police cruisers also were burned and that there were 29 arrests to his knowledge, adding that he "personally heard about 150 shots fired" over the course of the night.

Belmar said the protests that followed the announcement that a Ferguson police officer wouldn't be indicted in Michael Brown's shooting death were "probably much worse than the worst night we ever had in August" after Brown was killed.

He said police did not fire a shot during Monday night's protests, but he said the fabric of the community has been torn apart.

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