Missouri Governor Calls Off National Guard
Jay Nixon orders withdrawal from Ferguson
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2014 1:24 PM CDT
Members of the Missouri National Guard stand guard over a police command post Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(Newser) – With the violence in Ferguson seemingly winding down, Missouri's governor has told the state's National Guard to go home, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jay Nixon made the controversial move to deploy the Guard earlier this week, but his office said today that "the situation has greatly improved" since then, reports CBS Local. The withdrawal was to begin immediately. The development comes a day after Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson and promised a fair investigation into the Michael Brown shooting. For now, it appears that the State Highway Patrol will remain in charge of security in Ferguson.

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Aug 21, 2014 8:57 PM CDT
Nice going Governor Nixon for CYA! If there should be more riots after you withdrew the National Guard, you have Captain Ron Johnson, your human shield to take the fall! And most of the public and media will forget your idiotic comments to pursue a vigorous prosecution!
Aug 21, 2014 8:33 PM CDT
Eric Holder "promised" a fair investigation. Now THAT's funny !
Randall Krause
Aug 21, 2014 4:29 PM CDT
What about "Missouri Governer Issues Order to Investigate Gross Police Misconduct"? Where is that news story? Never mind that everything is "back to normal".