According to CNN, the issue at stake is “a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers within the Ferguson Police Department.”
About 1,000 people applied for a vacant dispatcher’s job, and 50 to 60 people applied for two vacant patrol officer jobs.
The Aldermanic Public Safety Committee did not take testimony from the crowd, and police union official Jeff Roorda was not in attendance.
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger wouldn’t elaborate, but wasn’t cold to the idea either.
Knowles says the officers are being trained so they can test the device before the city considers whether to get them.
Police are investigating a fatal, officer-involved shooting in Berkeley.
Andrew Dunn had his father walk outside to the front parking lot, according to a news release from St. Louis County Police. Once outside, he removed a concealed metal bat and repeatedly struck his father in the head.
“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.
The lawyer for former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says his client wants to take what happened and make it a “teachable moment.”
The victims were identified as James Roesslein, 81, and Patsy Roesslein, 77.