Ferguson, Mo. – According to Zachary Roth and Aliyah FruminMSNBC, sources told NBC News that the grand jury now is planning to meet on Monday. A grand jury vote had been expected as early as Saturday in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
Public safety units, including police and fire, have eased back on their alert status, multiple sources told NBC News. And 12 hour police shifts that had been planned for Saturday are now expected to begin Sunday.
President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have urged calm ahead of the grand jury decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson with a crime in the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown. Still, authorities, residents and businesses here are bracing for unrest.