Department of Public Safety
Show-Me Cannabis allegation: By state law, the St. Louis County Drug Task Force can only receive state funding if it has an oversight board. A Sunshine Law request for minutes of oversight board meetings was answered with “no such documents exist.”
Police officers who fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters two months earlier in Ferguson received training from a required state program.
It may be difficult for Missouri to reimburse local police for their work in Ferguson. Mike O’Connell, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, says it just isn’t done.
A new audit takes issue with the way Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has billed aircraft flights to the State Emergency Management Agency.
That was Rick Rosenfeld’s take on St. Louis’ ranking of second for most crime out of cities with similar populations.