Fair Saint Louis will have a chain link perimeter fence and plain-clothes police officers to keep the area safe.
A St. Louis police officer has been arrested after the FBI and department find guns, heroin and a large amount of cash during a search of a location in the 4500 block of Page Avenue on Tuesday.
Missouri laws may not allow police to keep the protest outside the Saint Louis Zoo’s walls.
Murder, robbery, burglary, car thefts and assaults all went up double digits last month, as the city’s year-to-date crime report for May shows a total crime increase of 15.5 percent.
Some aldermen say they want panel members who don’t have a bias – for or against – the police.
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.
There has been an officer-involved shooting in the 5000 block of Ridge in the city of St. Louis.
“We arrest criminals and they say ‘I’m not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I’ll get paper the second time,'” complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.
Dotson has set up a committee to look at “best practices” from those already using them, but he says right now the city can’t afford them.
Rapid Response Team will target popular entertainment districts.