Southside Alderman Craig Schmid says police body cameras would be a “friend” to police, but he admits the police union isn’t on board yet.
The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.
In the wake of Ferguson, local police departments are under pressure to hire more African American officers.
Kennedy says there are 200 such panels already around the country, and they help restore confidence in local police.
Almost half of St. Louis County police officers will be wearing video cameras while on duty starting this month.
Police say a 16-year-old male student brought the loaded nine-millimeter gun into school around 10:40 this morning.
Despite seeing tens of thousands more visitors, Forest Park saw less crime this summer.
McCaskill told MSNBC’s “The Morning Joe” that it’s only a matter of time before they all have them.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the probe, saying that he and his department had heard numerous concerns from people in the St. Louis suburb about police practices, a history of “deep mistrust” and a lack of diversity on the police force.
The idea is under consideration in Chicago and Springfield.