Nixon and local leaders to announce new effort in Ferguson
FERGUSON (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of Michael Brown.
The Democratic governor and local elected officials, police, civil rights leaders and others will reveal the plan during a 1 p.m. news conference at St. Louis Community College's Florissant Valley campus. So far, there is no word about specific topics to be addressed.
Brown, 18 and black, was shot and killed on Aug. 9 by a white Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. Weeks of unrest have followed in the St. Louis County town. A state grand jury is deciding whether Wilson should face criminal charges. That decision is expected by mid-November.