FERGUSON, Mo. - A major development in Ferguson as the public continues to push for peace in this north county community.
Capt. Ron Johnson has announced that the command center has been dismantled. That process started Wednesday afternoon.
All of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and St. Louis County Police Department patrol cars that had been parked there for two weeks got the go ahead to leave. But, this development doesn't mean the heavy police presence is gone from Ferguson.
Johnson said MSHP and county police will continue to monitor West Florissant in the days to come.
Meanwhile, the Ferguson Police Deparment will retain control of other areas like the Canfield apartment complex where Michael Brown was shot and killed.
Luckily, for the most part, overnight was quiet in Ferguson. NewsChannel 5's overnight photographer didn't really spot a lot of activity happening around town.
Later in the day, we expect to have some more news come out of this area following an afternoon press conference with Gov. Jay Nixon, who is expected to announce a public/private partnership to help local businesses recover.