St. Louis Police Officers Association
The new board will have oversight in St. Louis city only and will have no say in nearby Ferguson.
Plan no longer includes giving the panel the power to force officers to testify
Protestors say one woman was shoved by the Business Manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.
Roorda says officers want better bullet-proof vests capable of stopping higher-caliber bullets.
“Remember the hypocrisy here. The NFL and the Rams were on the phone with the St. Louis Police Department every day last week, wanting assurances that their players and their fans would be protected from the violent elements in these protests,” Roorda said.
Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the AP “mistook what I said.”
A police officer has the same right to free speech as any protestor – that’s the defense voiced by the police union for an officer who called a protestor’s boss.
The two fundraising campaigns set up to collect money for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson have stopped accepting donations.
The St. Louis Police Union called the Chief to complain, and the Chief issued an apology to his officers.
If you’re going to the Blues or Cardinals games tonight, there’s a chance the person sitting next to you may be carrying a handgun.