St. Louis Alderman Antonio French says the money was supposed to fund additional officers on the street, and $1 million each year was to be set aside for anti-violence and youth programs.
Alderman Joe Vaccaro wants more police, and says in 2008, St. Louis voters approved Proposition S, a sales tax increase, that’s still being paid today.
“This is not just about the police shooting a young man,” Moore said. “It’s about life, period. About what’s acceptable and what’s not.”
Police are investigating whether they were involved in five other robberies in the Soulard area.
Boyd has been pushing for more St. Louis police officers, though some of his colleagues tabled a bill that called for 160 new officers.
A St. Louis alderman is mourning the death of his nephew, the city’s latest murder victim.
After Mayor Slay’s $15 minimum wage plan was shelved in a committee, there is a new offer for a substitute plan.
French says with the city and state planning to spend a total of $130 million on the deal, it would take 100 years for the city to recoup that through the earnings tax.
In a surprise move, Alderman Joe Vaccaro announced he won’t be holding anymore hearings on the bill this summer.
Measure would establish $15-per-hour minimum wage by 2020.