CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is hoping his nominee for the Board of Police Commissioners will finally get pushed through this week.

Dooley nominated businessman and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence to the board when former chairman Gregory Sansone stepped down in August amid a federal corruption probe.

Last month, the County Council passed a new ordinance requiring background checks on all new appointees, a process that ended up taking longer than they expected.

Dooley says Spence’s background check has returned.

“Nothing surprising. Everything is good and we hope the council will see that as well,” he said of the check.

Dooley will formally ask the council to approve Spence at this week’s meeting.

“We believe we have met all the requirements, all they asked us to do. We ask them to move on that,” he added.

Council members have said previously that they don’t think Spence will have a problem being approved after the background check.

Three seats on the five-member board currently sit empty. Dooley’s other nominee for the board, Rev. Dr. Freddy Clark of Shalom Church, withdrew his nomination last month.


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