Missouri’s current prison population is 31,400 inmates, just about 100 inmates less than operating capacity. Corrections Director George Lombardi says they are ready to handle what courts send them.
“If the folks in St. Louis feel that a gun docket would help them lowering crime and improving the life of residents then that’s something that is their prerogative.”
One big topic will be how to take advantage of the planned widening of the Panama Canal.
“Downtown has become a neighborhood that we’re all proud of,” the mayor said in his acceptance speech Friday. “Success breeds success.”
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch have both cited fiscal reasons for the merger.
Many citizens are concerned the move is one step closer to a merger between the city and county.
“We’re here to show our support for the neighborhood. This is a solid neighborhood in the city of St. Louis, it’s a thriving, vibrant neighborhood.”
“It really does give our city a lot of identity internationally,” said St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay at the dedication.
Prosecutors say the theft, allegedly committed over the course of seven years, was so clever it would have been almost impossible to detect.
Based on the information that they have, this was kind of done offline so it’s nothing that our normal processes of supervision and auditing would have caught”