The new board will have oversight in St. Louis city only and will have no say in nearby Ferguson.
Bill perfected in voice vote, final passage expected Monday.
Resident Paula Balew says plans have been kept secret, and residents are concerned.
The Aldermanic Public Safety Committee did not take testimony from the crowd, and police union official Jeff Roorda was not in attendance.
Downtown STL Inc.’s Missy Kelley says she supports the plan to bring in the Highway Patrol to help reduce crime downtown, but it’s getting mixed reaction from the Board of Aldermen.
Protestors say one woman was shoved by the Business Manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen delayed action that could lead to the removal of its mayor, who was charged with two felonies after colliding with a cyclist while driving his car.
The trouble is piling on for Sharon Carpenter – the former St. Louis Recorder of Deeds running to get her job back after she resigned in disgrace in July.
Less than a month after Valley Park’s embattled mayor resigned, the St. Louis County town’s city attorney is out, too.
Current firefighters already threatening legal action if passed.