Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Grand Jury

Demonstrators march through the streets during a protest over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Clayton, Missouri

Demonstrators march through the streets during a protest over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Clayton, Missouri / Reuters

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(Reuters) – Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a pending grand jury decision on whether to file criminal charges against a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

Jay Nixon said in an executive order that he was taking the action because "there is the possibility of expanded unrest" regardless of the findings of federal and state investigations, which he said could soon be announced.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney in Washington; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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