7 Years Later: Where's the Money for More City Cops?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 Warns of Overspending on Defense-Mapping DealFrench 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.
Frustrated St. Louis Police Chief Calls for More OfficersAt 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.
Civilian Review Board Emerges--with Fewer TeethPlan no longer includes giving the panel the power to force officers to testify
St. Louis Aldermen Fight Over Subpoena Power for Police Oversight BoardThe Aldermanic Public Safety Committee did not take testimony from the crowd, and police union official Jeff Roorda was not in attendance.
Rift Between 2 Outspoken Political Figures Involved in Ferguson ProtestsSt. 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.
Sen. Nasheed Arrested by County Police in FergusonSt. Louis Alderman Antonio French tweets that Nasheed refused bond to spend the night in St. Ann jail.
Federal Grant Coming for St. Louis TutoringA tutoring program created by a prominent Ferguson police shooting protester will receive $500,000 in public money to expand its efforts.
Ferguson Protestors Arrested During Noisy ProtestMore arrests were made after a noisy but peaceful protest in Ferguson last night.
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.
Calls for McCulloch's Recusal from Michael Brown Case ContinueCalls 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.
Antonio French: 9 Out of 10 Black Ferguson Voters Don't VoteEfforts are underway to turn the Ferguson upheaval into a focal point for registering voters.