The thousands who crowded the streets in summer are gone, and only a few dozen stand vigil in the freezing cold outside the Ferguson police department.
The announcement by a St. Louis grand jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson caps weeks of speculation and sparked protest action late Monday night.
A St. Louis county prosecutor will announce whether a grand jury has decided to indict the officer.
As tensions simmered in the St. Louis suburb over a case that has become a flashpoint for U.S. race relations, police in riot gear arrested three people in overnight protests.
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"Unless there is some kind of breakthrough in two hours of talks on Tuesday, I'm worried we will see the standoff worsen and get violent."
Public apology by police chief fails to calm tensions
The withdrawal follows the most peaceful night of protests in Ferguson since the shooting of Michael Brown nearly two weeks ago
Captain Ron Johnson said that officers did not return fire despite coming under attack on ninth night of unrest
Wilson is a 6-year police veteran with no disciplinary history, Police Chief Jackson said.
"Officers slammed me into a fountain soda machine because I was confused about which door they were asking me to walk out of," a Washington Post reporter wrote.
St. Louis County police denied that the officer named by Anymous is employed by St. Louis County or Ferguson
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