Grand Jury Takes Sunday OffBarricades continue to go up around government buildings in Clayton.
Months After Resignations, County Police Board Remains InoperableFor the past three weeks, County Executive Charlie Dooley has said he will present his nominations the following week. The story was the same Tuesday.
Dooley: 3 New Police Board Nominees Next WeekThe five-person board has been operating with just two members, one shy of the three-vote quorum, after a series of resignations this summer in the wake of an FBI investigation.
Dooley Expects Police Board Appointee Approval This WeekDooley nominated businessman and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence to the board when former chairman Gregory Sansone stepped down in August.
Little Progress Filling St. Louis County Police Board VacanciesCounty Executive Charlie Dooley says the process is going slower than expected because of a new ordinance which requires background checks for nominees.
County Council Approves Background Checks for Police BoardThe council passed the measure by a 5-2 vote at Tuesday night's meeting. Council Chairwoman Kathleen Burkett of Overland and Councilwoman Hazel Erby of University City voted against the bill.
Some Concerned Chief Fitch Is Being Forced Out"One of the tactics the Dooley administration used [in 2008] was to replace police board members in order to stack the deck in their favor against then-Chief Jerry Lee."
Shakeup at County Police Board Amid FBI Probe