CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis-area and state officials have announced a "rules of engagement" agreement between police and roughly 50 protest groups in anticipation of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.
The agreement announced Friday spells out how protesters associated with the organizations will conduct themselves, along with conduct that police agree to abide by.
For example, police agreed that excessive force will not be tolerated and encouraged protesters to renounce violence against police and others.
The grand jury is considering whether to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Wilson is white and Brown was black. The shooting spurred protests, and unrest is expected to escalate once the announcement is made. That announcement could come any day.