Michael Brown Verdict : Ferguson residents prepare for grand jury verdict

Michael Brown Verdict : Ferguson residents prepare for grand jury verdict

Michael Brown : Ferguson prepares for grand jury verdict, as Missouri and the nation waits to hear a grand jury’s decision on the police shooting of Michael, 18, in Ferguson, Mo., local police and community leaders are preparing for possible demonstrations.

“There’s a small percentage that want to come out with violence that want to disrupt those peaceful protests. Those are the groups where I think law enforcement, really can play a big role and do what we do. We arrest criminals. So if people violate the law in a violent way, we have a way to take care of it,” says Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Meanwhile, Missouri’s governor has declared a state of emergency and he’s also called in the National Guard, in case of any violence or unrest.

While some are upset over how state leaders are preparing for the verdict, the governor says his goal is to keep citizens safe while protecting the right to protest.

The grand jurors technically have until January, but the prosecutor’s office said a decision could come this month.