Metro East Police Commission

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Commission Decides Whether to Close Metro East Police Departments

Metro East Police Commission will decide rather to close or consolidate four troubled police departments.


WASHINGTON - JULY 29:  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) is surrounded by members of the press after a post Senate Democratic Caucus meeting news briefing July 29, 2011 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Reid planned to call for a vote on his version of the debt-limit bill at 1am on Sunday.  (Getty/Alex Wong)

Sen. Durbin Wanted Metro East Police Commission Done Yesterday

It’s nothing we haven’t heard before, legislative things take time, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said he wanted action yesterday.


Neighbors gathered in the Orr Weathers Housing Complex on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 to protest recent violence in East St. Louis, most recently the weekend shooting of police officer Michael Baxton Jr. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

After Six Months, Little Progress From Metro East Police Commission

The commission has met just twice but its chairman says everything is going as planned.


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