Murphy, O’Donnell hosting joint town hall with prosecuting attorney, South County police

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County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell discusses the charge of first-degree murder in the killing of police Officer Michael Langsdorf Monday, June 24, 2019.

South County representatives are hosting a town hall Oct. 30 to address car, home and garage break-ins in the community.

The event is from noon to 2 p.m. at Bernard Middle School, 1054 Forder Road, and is hosted by Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. Michael O’Donnell, both R-Oakville.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell and South County Precinct Commander Jim Schneider will also be in attendance to discuss the break-ins and what can be done to prevent the crimes. This is the second town hall Bell will attend with Murphy and O’Donnell.

In the past Murphy has filed legislation in the House targeting Bell’s powers as prosecuting attorney, proposing a bill allowing police to bypass him and recommend a case to the attorney general if Bell doesn’t take it.