ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 2:31 p.m.) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will be in St. Louis this afternoon detailing a new “safety plan” to combat crime in the area.
It’s unclear at this time exactly what that plan will look like, but the news conference will unveil Missouri’s plan to bring safer streets to the city of St. Louis.
Ahead of the news conference Monday afternoon, Greitens shared a video to his Facebook page of footage shot Sunday night, as he deployed a Special Operations Unit of Missouri State Highway Patrol in the city of St. Louis.
“Last night, for the first time in generations, we deployed a Special Operations Unit of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers to suppress violent crime and protect public safety in St. Louis,” the post reads. “Every one of them volunteered for this assignment.”
Greitens writes that he rode with a trooper Sunday night.
The governor will join St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, cabinet directors and law enforcement in the city at 3 p.m. today in the Baden neighborhood of North St. Louis to discuss his plan to address violent crime.
“I think there are a lot of things that we can do – working with them – to support law enforcement officers in the city, in the county, and throughout the state of Missouri, to make sure that we are supporting them and retaining, and making sure that they have all of the support that they need,” Greitens says.