Audit Spells More Trouble for Dellwood Police

DELLWOOD, Mo. (AP) – An audit of the Dellwood Police Department alleges that officers mishandled 121 felony cases over the last several years.

St. Louis County police performed the audit at the request of Mayor Loretta Johnson. Details were released Tuesday. City Administrator Frank Myers told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that three officers have been recommended for termination, but he declined further comment.

KSDK-TV reports that in some of the mishandled cases, warrants for charges and arrests should have been sought from prosecutors, but were not.

Some in Dellwood want to dissolve the department and allow St. Louis County to take over patrol of the city. But aldermen have not met since late November. Half of them have been boycotting meetings in protest of the effort to get rid of the department.

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