Just thought I’d share a few things that are going on. Last night resulted in the first Code 1000 since the Monday of the Grand Jury decision. There really wasn’t much to it. By the time we arrived, the crowd had already dispersed seemingly in reference to the code, though there is no way to know.
From what we were told, there was a new female colonel who had arrived at the Ferguson Fire Department. Apparently, she was infuriated when she saw that her guardsmen were being used for anything other than sitting in the building. As a result, this left around ten officers to deal with the protesters outside. At some point, County went to go arrest someone (the specifics that led to this I don’t know) and the crowd started to surround them. They retreated and called a code 1000 and the crowd dispersed.
In the meantime, though the county and highway patrol have either gone back or are preparing to go back to their regular schedules, my agency has still not had any days off. Tomorrow will mark day 13 for me. Others in my agency who were working on the days leading up to Monday of 11/24 have been working even longer than that.
In the meantime, I’m continuing to read through the Grand Jury testimony. I’ve completed Dorian Johnson’s testimony and have taken notes and excerpts as I have done on previous witness entries here. Unfortunately, there’s a lot to discuss so I’m struggling with the best way to go about writing it out.
Hopefully, everything will continue to remain in the relative peace we’ve been encountering for the first time in months. Stay safe.