Johnson: 'Peace is being restored in Ferguson'

FERGUSON, Mo. – All appeared to be an average summer night in the City of Ferguson Sunday night, according to Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson.

Police made no arrests Sunday night as of 11 p.m., Johnson said, and no calls were made for response.

Throughout the past two weeks, officers have been on high alert as protests at times could turn violent and into larger disturbances within the community. Protests started August 10 following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Brown was unarmed.

The peak of arrests came last week when police arrested more than 75 people. Throughout the weekend, the most arrests came Saturday night with six.

"It would appear peace is being restored in Ferguson," he said.

No restrictions were placed on traffic Sunday along West Florissant, but Johnson said that officers did respond to a few medical emergencies related to the heat.

"Citizens have spoken for peace, and I'm happy for Ferguson tonight," Johnson said.

Johnson said officers would be on hand Monday afternoon to help with a silent march that would begin at Greater St. Mark Church on Chambers and proceed south on West Florissant, starting at 4 p.m. He said traffic restrictions would begin at 3 p.m.


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