Francis Slay

Dorian Johnson, 22, leaves the funeral of friend Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis on August 25, 2014. Johnson was with Brown when he was shot by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer on August 9. The shooting led to several nights of looting, arrests and heavy police presence.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Brown’s Friend Hired by City of St. Louis for Temporary Job

The man who was with Michael Brown when he was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer has been hired by the city of St. Louis through a training program.

12/09/2014

St. Louis Board of Aldermen (KMOX/file photo)

Civilian Review Board Plan to be Introduced to Board of Aldermen

With the blessing of the mayor, a plan to create a civilian review board to monitor complaints of police misconduct in St. Louis comes before the board of aldermen today.

12/05/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses media during a news conference on the Ferguson grand jury investigation on Monday, November 24, 2014. (Credit: Allison Blood/KMOX)

Leaders Renew Call For Peace Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

Gov. Nixon, Charlie Dooley, Francis Slay, and Dan Isom spoke a couple of hours before the big reveal in the Michael Brown case.

11/24/2014

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley & St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay hold news conference on November 12, 2014 (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Mark Reardon: St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay discusses his letter to the Board of Aldermen about Ferguson and allowing some form of “disruption.”

11/19/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Activates Missouri National Guard in Response to Potential ‘Period of Unrest’

Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

11/17/2014

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley & St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay hold news conference on November 12, 2014 (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Slay & Dooley Ask For Non-Violent Reaction To Grand Jury Verdict

Neither officeholder would say he has full confidence in county prosecutor to deliver unbiased outcome.

11/13/2014

Community leaders gather in St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's office to talk police diversity in response to Michael Brown's death on Nov. 4, 2014. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

St. Louis Looking to Boost Minority Recruiting Efforts for Police, Firefighters

St. Louis is launching an effort to recruit and train more minorities to serve as police officers and firefighters.

11/04/2014

Gun owners take part in Open Carry Walk through downtown St. Louis on October 25, 2014 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Open Carry Gun Walk Attracts Attention Downtown

St. Louis Mayor Slay called the walk “like a scene out of a bad Western.”

10/26/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Sen. Nasheed Arrested by County Police in Ferguson

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French tweets that Nasheed refused bond to spend the night in St. Ann jail.

10/21/2014

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Back-and-Forth at City Hall on St. Louis Police Civilian Review Board

There is a behind-the-scenes power struggle going on at St. Louis City Hall over how to set up a Civilian Review Board for city police.

10/20/2014

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