St. Louis County declared a state of emergency today just as prosecutors were filing charges against an 18-year-old who was shot and wounded by police overnight during the anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
St. Louis County executive Steve Stenger declared a State of Emergency today following demonstrations that turned violent, commemorating the killing of Michael Brown just a year ago.
"In light of last night's violence and unrest in the city of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising my authority as county executive to issue a state of emergency, effective immediately," Stenger stated.
Controversy arose following the arrest of Tyrone Harris, who was charged with 10 counts, including four counts of felony assault on a police officer. Harris was "critically injured during a gun battle overnight with police," reports the New York Times. Police contend that Harris' shooting is not related to the Michael Brown protests.
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