Aldermen voted, 5-to-3, to dissolve the department, choosing instead to pay St. Louis County for the service.
County Police Chief Tim Fitch adds that officers are ready to take over in Dellwood, depending on next board of aldermen vote.
The suspect reportedly broke into a neighbor’s home and held the victims with a knife.
County police will continue free patrols until political solution can be found
The audit alleges that officers mishandled 121 felony cases over the last several years.
Ten people are charged with assault, two for outstanding warrants. Police are still looking for two others who were at the home.
As uncertainty lingers over the Dellwood police department, officers are leaving the department for greener pastures.
A January 4th hearing date is set for the Dellwood alderman.
Without a quorum a vote can’t be taken
County Police expected to make presentation at police board meeting