A calmer night, as tension remains in Ferguson
In what Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson called a “turning point” for Ferguson in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the city saw its calmest night of protests as no bullets or tear gas were used.
Johnson added that the bottles thrown around midnight led officers to don helmet shields and search for the agitators among the crowd. There were 47 arrests by 1 a.m. and two handguns were seized.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder will visit the city – he promised a full and uncompromising civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9.