ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It has been a month since St. Louis Police announced they would step up patrols in the College Hill neighborhood of north St. Louis. Now, some residents are questioning where the police went after the election.
It was about two weeks before the mayoral election that police swarmed the College Hill neighborhood and called a news conference to announce it.
“They were over here like, real thick. Now you don’t see them anymore,” one resident said. “It was like a week-and-a-half straight and then they kind of drifted off,” another explained.
“We’re not seeing them as much this week as previously, before the election,” one woman said. When asked why, she added with a laugh, “I think it was to boost the election. I think it was to boost Slay.”
College Hill residents say in recent days they’re seeing more empty parked police cars than manned cars on patrol.
KMOX News is awaiting an update from police on their College Hill patrols.