St. Louis Alderman Antonio French says the money was supposed to fund additional officers on the street, and $1 million each year was to be set aside for anti-violence and youth programs.
Alderman Joe Vaccaro wants more police, and says in 2008, St. Louis voters approved Proposition S, a sales tax increase, that’s still being paid today.
The ruling was on an appeal of a 2006 case involving officers distributing World Series Tickets confiscated from scalpers.
The father of the suspect, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr., called the police version of events “a bunch of lies.” He said his son was unarmed and had been drawn into a dispute involving two groups of young people.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar held a news conference early Monday addressing an officer-involved shooting that left an 18-year-old critically injured after he allegedly fired shots at police.
Two officers were pepper sprayed by protesters and another was hit in the face with a rock.
Union chief says “Ferguson effect” has increased pressure both on and off the streets.
Two police officers who shot and killed a man in a Columbia parking garage will not face charges.
They will pedal through all 79 neighborhoods in the city, hoping to develop trust with the community.
Boyd has been pushing for more St. Louis police officers, though some of his colleagues tabled a bill that called for 160 new officers.