Missouri Police Captain Meets With Protesters In Ferguson

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Missouri state police Captain Ronald Johnson on Thursday walked with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. and talked with them about the situation.

Johnson took control of law enforcement in Ferguson on Thursday and said that he would review resources following concerns over police response to protests in the town.

Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery was at the protest and documented Johnson’s interactions with community members:

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  1. Avatar for anniew anniew says:

    I wish him & the town the best of luck. The tone alone sets him apart.

  2. THIS IS WHAT A COP SHOULD LOOK LIKE: smart, caring, competent, tough, unafraid.

    And every single police officer, no matter which department, on the streets in Ferguson for the past three nights should face subpoena and investigation, under oath, or lose his job. Anybody found guilty of civil or criminal misconduct should GO TO JAIL.

  3. No helmet, no gas mask, no body armor.Wearing his Highway Patrol uniform.This also speaks volumes

  4. Quite a striking change. Looking at the pictures, there just seems something…different… about Cpt. Johnson compared to the town and county police in charge earlier. Can’t quite put my finger on it…

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