Jay Nixon said the action was necessary to curb violence and looting in the city following last week's shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
After the shooting death of an unarmed teen, the town of Ferguson, Mo., has become the focus of national debates about race and the militarization of local police departments.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."
The Dominican Republic issued a ruling last year that would render stateless many residents of Haitian origin. The government has revised its position, but the fate of many Haitians still isn't clear.