The Department of Public Safety was unavailable for comment after Governor Nixon declares state of emergency in anticipation of decision in Ferguson.
Wrap: Despite multiple phone calls, the spokesperson for the Missouri National Guard and the State Highway Patrol could not be reached for a statement after Nixon declared a state of emergency and announced he would send the National Guard to Ferguson if need be.
|Description: "I, um, tried to get ahold of Mike O'Connell and he is not available, is there anybody else I can talk to about the executive order in Ferguson? Mike O'Connell is the one you'll need to speak with. Um is there anyone else there, is he the only one? He is the one who is going to be speaking."|
An automated email response said O'Connell is out of the office on business.
Nixon's executive order comes in anticipation of the results of a grand jury investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Nicole Shaddy.