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Little Progress Filling St. Louis County Police Board Vacancies

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County Executive Charlie Dooley announces new nominees to police board

County Executive Charlie Dooley announces new nominees to police board

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CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) - The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners is still in need of several new members after three members resigned their posts following news of an FBI investigation.

County Executive Charlie Dooley says the process is going slower than expected because of a new ordinance which requires background checks for nominees.

“One of the things we have to do is we have to comply to the ordinance with a full background check, credit check, all of that has to be reestablished,” he said.

Dooley said Tuesday night that he will announce the other nominees soon. Reverend Dr. Freddy Clark, Pastor of Shalom Church, withdrew his nomination for the board last month.

Currently, the only nominee up for consideration is businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence who Councilman Greg Quinn says will probably be approved as soon as a background check comes through.

“Hopefully, shortly we’ll have that back and then council members can make their decisions,” he said.

As for other nominees, Quinn said he has no idea who Dooley will choose.

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