Police Ready for Riots Ahead of Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson

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Missouri police are steeling themselves for a grand jury's decision on whether to charge the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old this summer in a St. Louis suburb.

Officers are stockpiling riot gear and taking refresher courses on constitutional rights in the event that Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson is not indicted for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, The Associated Press reported.

The decision could be made public within the next month, according to AP.

"I know there's a lot of anxiety, there's a lot of fear, anticipation" about the announcement, Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson told AP, adding he has "a lot of hope" for a peaceful situation.

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