STL Local Police Control Clap Back

Remember . . . 

This week a homeless man executed in broad daylight reveals that whatever they're doing in STL. It's not working. 

And so . . . Here's a quick progress report on the effort to turn the tide . . .

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would take away local control of the St. Louis Police Department and put it under a state-appointed board of police commissioners.

Members approved the bill on a voice vote on Wednesday. It needs one more vote to move on to the Senate.

If passed and signed by the governor, beginning on Aug. 28 the board would assume control of the police department. The governor would appoint four members to the board. They would serve along with the mayor of St. Louis, who now oversees the department.

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Missouri House gives initial approval to state takeover of St. Louis Police Department

Under the legislation, Missouri's governor would get to appoint four members to a St. Louis board of police commissioners. The state control system, which resembles the one that currently manages Kansas City Police, dates back to pro-slavery policies in the Civil War era.