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Civil Unrest in Ferguson Tests St. Louis Area Hospitals

Hospitals in the St. Louis area braced for another violent night Tuesday after at least 25 people were injured in riots triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Hospitals in the St. Louis area braced for another violent night Tuesday after at least 25 people were injured in riots triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Officials at hospitals in the St. Louis metropolitan area—where Ferguson is located—said they had prepared for the possibility of violent protests for several weeks when it became clear that the grand jury was close to a decision. Many set up incident commands Monday evening to oversee operations, relay information to employees and handle media requests.

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Source: Modern Healthcare

 
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