Public Safety

Expert: St. Louis Police Need Money More Than Fire Dept.Rosenfeld told the Aldermanic Public Safety Committee the city has too many firemen sitting around waiting for a fire, when police are overworked.
Verbal Sparring Over Police & Fire Cuts In East St. LouisCity manager Alvin Parks is talking of specific cuts in police and fire personnel, without mayor's input.
Police, Protesters Plan for Anniversary of Ferguson ShootingPolice in St. Louis County say they're expecting a peaceful weekend from protesters marking the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson but that they'll be prepared should events turn violent.
$180 Million Bond Issue- St. Louis Fire Dept Wants UpgradesTuesday's vote could give the St. Louis Fire Department $40 million if the issue gets two-thirds of the votes.
Reed Polls Residents on $200M Bond IssueBoard of Alderman President Lewis Reed is holding a series of meetings to receive feedback from the public before officially proposing a bond that could be used in the city.
Mo. Bill Proposes Criminalizing Clergy Sexual ExploitationHouse Bill 1346 would create a class C felony of sexual exploitation by or of a clergy person.
Website Ranks SEMO Safest Missouri analyzed crime statistics for 450 colleges and universities around the country.
Lawmakers Move to Cut Costs at State Prison Full Missouri prisons mean more tax payer dollars are needed, but full prisons do not necessarily mean less crime on the streets.
State Wants More Info on YouBill creates driver database of emergency info.
St. Louis Wins Smarter Cities GrantIBM experts will study city's public safety agencies

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