St. Louis County officials say they are ready to step up and do what is needed as a result of the DOJ’s findings on the Ferguson police and court system.
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The report will charge that police disproportionately use excessive force against blacks and that black drivers are stopped and searched far more often than white motorists.
Schweich’s press secretary Spence Jackson told press after the service that Missouri GOP Chair John Hancock needs to step down.
“If the proposal went through as it is, I mean, that’s 59 percent of the permanent positions at Fort Leonard Wood,” Kander says.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) says “race-obsessed” Attorney General Eric Holder is looking to “put Ferguson, Missouri, up on his mantle” of law enforcement agencies he’s indicted for racial practices.
Some technical glitches with voting machines reported, and bad weather holds down turnout.
The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun.
“It will either bankrupt them by having to fight it, or it will bankrupt them by having to comply with it,” says former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is not blaming Circuit Judge Robert Dierker’s decision to drop gun possession charges against a convicted felon – he’s holding legislators responsible.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.