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Alderman Warns of Overspending on Defense-Mapping Deal

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.

06/29/2015

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Frustrated St. Louis Police Chief Calls for More Officers

At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.

05/07/2015

Neil Bruntrager, an attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, warns aldermen not to include subpoena power in the plan for a civilian review board. (KMOX stock photo)

Civilian Review Board Emerges–with Fewer Teeth

Plan no longer includes giving the panel the power to force officers to testify

02/09/2015

A smaller, calm crowd at a hearing on Civilian Review Board for St. Louis police after last week's hearing got loud and rowdy. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

St. Louis Aldermen Fight Over Subpoena Power for Police Oversight Board

The Aldermanic Public Safety Committee did not take testimony from the crowd, and police union official Jeff Roorda was not in attendance.

02/05/2015

Photo: KMOX

Rift Between 2 Outspoken Political Figures Involved in Ferguson Protests

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French is coming under fire for his role in Ferguson following the Michael Brown shooting, and the criticism is coming from the Democratic Commiteewoman from Ferguson Township.

10/27/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Sen. Nasheed Arrested by County Police in Ferguson

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French tweets that Nasheed refused bond to spend the night in St. Ann jail.

10/21/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is joined by State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (R) and St. Louis Board of Alderman Antonio French (L) ) to announce $500,000 will be funded to expand access to math and science tutoring and enrichment programs to an additional 350 students from low-income families in St. Louis, during a press conference at the University of Missouri -St. Louis in St. Louis on October 2, 2014.  The in-school and after-school tutoring services will be provided through a new partnership between the College of Education at UMSL and The North Campus, an organization founded by Alderman French to provide targeted, intensive educational supports to help lift students and their families out of poverty.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Federal Grant Coming for St. Louis Tutoring

A tutoring program created by a prominent Ferguson police shooting protester will receive $500,000 in public money to expand its efforts.

10/03/2014

KMOX file photo.

Ferguson Protestors Arrested During Noisy Protest

More arrests were made after a noisy but peaceful protest in Ferguson last night.

09/29/2014

A woman is removed from the road by Missouri State Highway Patrolman as police protect an entrance to Highway 70 during an attempted sitdown on the Highway in Ferguson, Missouri on Septmber 10, 2014. About 100 protesters threatened to walk onto and shutdown Highway 70 as a form of civil disobedience related to the Michael Brown shooting and riots in Ferguson, Missouri last month.  Over 200 police stopped the protesters from reaching the highway. About 25 people were arrested.   (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Protestors Call for Special Prosecutor in Ferguson Case, But Is It Possible?

The protestors know what they want, but Eric Zahnd with the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys says that’s not possible because the State of Emergency is over.

09/12/2014

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Calls for McCulloch’s Recusal from Michael Brown Case Continue

Calls for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s recusal from the Michael Brown case are growing. St. Louis Alderman Antonio French is one of several activists calling for his removal and the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

09/09/2014

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