Nixon Responds About Release Of Ferguson Police Officer’s Name Involved In Shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the statement below after the Ferguson Police Department provided information about the officer involved in the shooting on Saturday of Michael Brown.

“I’m pleased that the people of Ferguson and the region began to get some long-overdue information today, and I will continue to call for openness and transparency as the parallel investigations into this tragedy proceed to their necessary conclusions."

"For the sake of the family, the citizens of Ferguson, and the entire region, it is vital that the investigations into the shooting death of Michael Brown move forward in a thorough, open and transparent manner to ensure that trust is restored and justice is done.”