State trooper comes home, tries to keep peace after police shooting of teen in Ferguson

  • by: ALAN SCHER ZAGIER , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 16, 2014 - 7:24 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. — In the days since Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson took charge of a volatile situation that threatened to turn ugly, tragic or both, his calm-yet-commanding presence has captured international attention. But when it comes to keeping the peace in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teen, Johnson knows his neighbors' opinions are what matter most.

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