Ronald Johnson marches alongside protesters in Ferguson [2014-08-14] [@JamilSmith]

Captain Ronald S. "Ron" Johnson is Command Officer for the Missouri Highway Patrol Office of Community Engagement and Outreach. He is a graduate of Florissant Valley Community College in Ferguson (source?), and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity (source).

On August 14th, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave command of law enforcement in Ferguson to Captain Johnson.


On 8/14, Ron Johnson marched with protesters at the front of the evening's march. This is a huge difference from the militarized response that protesters experienced on all previous nights. Here's an article about it.

Here's a narrative of Johnson's limited effect to control the situation and the crowd's outrage towards the police behavior.

Wikipedia: Ronald S. Johnson