Details of the program will be unveiled Friday during an NAACP-sponsored community leadership brunch near St. Louis, a week after the U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the county’s family court system that handles about 6,000 youth cases each year.
St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
Nearly 5K guns were traced in the Show-Me State in 2014.
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.