“There’s tremendous solidarity in the law enforcement community at a time like this, and, in fact, a time like this makes it even stronger,” says the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
However, Knowles says he feels like he’s being left in the dark by the DOJ, which he says is not a good first step toward the goal of rebuilding trust between the community and law enforcement in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
Obama is proposing a three-year, $263 million spending package to increase use of body-worn cameras, expand training for law enforcement and add more resources for police department reform.
In a statement released from Gov. Jay Nixon’s office, the governor says there will be more National Guardsmen supporting law enforcement tonight in the St. Louis region.
Attorney General Chris Koster asks police, officeholders for ideas.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is planning to meet with law enforcement officers across Missouri.
Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.
Washington Park Police Department may disband in hopes to save money.
University City police have identified the victims of a double homicide.
A police chase ended in minor injuries for eight people on Thursday.