A Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police’s response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.
The 37 percent increase is blamed on banks repossessing homes that were in the foreclosure process.
“What we are looking for is a complete non-confrontational program,” Johnson says. “We just want people to observe and report crimes.”
Police received a call Thursday afternoon about a missing baby in Affton. After a search that took several hours, police determined there was no baby.
The report suggests the best way to serve the community is to train recruits for St. Louis city and county police in a single, state-of-the-art training center.
St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.
St. Louisans pay about $100 per capita more than Indy or Louisville for police service, report shows.
Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan convening a working group to combat sexual assault.
The Ferguson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a mutual agreement for City Manager John Shaw to step down, effective immediately.
Attorney General Chris Koster’s office says Ferguson has now complied with state law