A seven-member review panel would look into citizen complaints about police misconduct. The same body would also review police policy and practices and even make recommendations.
Bill perfected in voice vote, final passage expected Monday.
The officer related shooting in South Carolina that led to murder charges against the officer would be legal in Missouri, but that could change.
Dotson says a lack of help for those dealing with issues that lead to crime are leaving police alone on the front lines.
UMSL Political Science professor Dave Robertson says Conservative Gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway could be hurt if police announce it was negative campaign tactics that pushed Schweich over the edge.
Does the police involved shooting of Walter Scott in Charleston, South Carolina, have a bearing on police in St. Louis?
The vehicle was a red Chevy pickup with Illinois plates driven by a while male suspect.
Justin Rhine, 23, was picked up when he tried to use the woman’s stolen credit card at a gas station.
A St. Louis police officer accused of working with drug dealers, pleads guilty in federal court.
St. Louisans pay about $100 per capita more than Indy or Louisville for police service, report shows.