Some Municipal Courts In St. Louis County Are ConsolidatingThe consolidation of the county's 80 courts was one recommendation from the Ferguson Commission, which studied ways to improve the relationship between residents and the law enforcement community.
Praise for New Illinois Limits on Cellphone TapsACLU says technology is "too powerful to remain unregulated"
Illinois Chapter of C.O.P.S. to Hold Annual Cycle Across the State"It would be a great opportunity to speak to some of our survivors and hear their emotions and their feelings first hand," Hannan says.
Blue Ribbons in BallwinMiddle school students, community members show support for police
Illinois Lawmakers Give Pot Decriminalization Another TryRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed last year's attempt to decriminalize pot, but gave lawmakers guidance on how to proceed if they tried again.
Phrase 'In God We Trust' Pops Up on Police VehiclesSupporters have rallied around the phrase, while others question its place in law enforcement, saying it endorses religious beliefs.
Mizzou, Wash U Work on Human Trafficking Map of St. LouisWashington University psychiatry professor Rumi Price says resource providers and law enforcement are relying on instinct and experience to find victims because there isn't much hard data available.
New Ferguson Report Offers Lessons on Handling ProtestsThe police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places.
Illinois Task Force To Develop Rules for DronesThey plan to create new laws regarding drone use by citizens and law enforcement.
Nixon Plans Announcement About Officer Training CommissionGov. Jay Nixon is directing a state commission and the Missouri Department of Public Safety to update the state's training standards for law enforcement officers.
Ferguson: County PD Chief Expects Peace, Is Ready for AnythingBelmar says one big advantage this year will be the presence of interim Ferguson Police Chief Andre Anderson.
Joint Federal-Local Effort to Combat Violence in St. LouisRising violence in St. Louis has led federal and local law enforcement and prosecutors to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing the problem.