The FBI sent about 100 agents to Ferguson, Mo., to deal with any conflicts following the grand jury decision in the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, ABC News reports. The jury will decide whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is reportedly in talks to resign.
Wilson shot and killed Brown in early August, sparking weeks of protests. The National Guard is also on hand, following Gov. Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency earlier this week.
Amid authorities preparing to handle violence, Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., called for a peaceful response to the verdict, which is expected soon.
"Hurting others and destroying others is not the answer," Brown said in a video. "No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son's death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change, positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone."