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.
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.
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.
Plan no longer includes giving the panel the power to force officers to testify
The Aldermanic Public Safety Committee did not take testimony from the crowd, and police union official Jeff Roorda was not in attendance.
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.
St. Louis Alderman Antonio French tweets that Nasheed refused bond to spend the night in St. Ann jail.
A tutoring program created by a prominent Ferguson police shooting protester will receive $500,000 in public money to expand its efforts.
More arrests were made after a noisy but peaceful protest in Ferguson last night.
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.