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Demonstrators protest Thursday outside of Greater St. Marks Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri. Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon moved on Thursday to calm days of racially charged protests over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, naming the African-American captain of the Highway Patrol, Ron Johnson, to oversee security. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Mo. takes control of security away from Ferguson police

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FERGUSON, Mo.  — Missouri’s governor moved on Thursday to calm days of racially charged protests over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, naming an African-American captain of the Highway Patrol to oversee security in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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