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Verdict could signal end for Belmar as chief of St. Louis County police

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar announces the newly instated Special Response Unit in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor A St. Louis County jury handed down a $20 million verdict against the St. Louis County Police Department Oct. 25 for allegedly discriminating against an Oakville police veteran because he is gay, and now the county executive and at least one...

Revitalized after inmate deaths, new St. Louis County jail board holds first meeting

Johnny Shy's friends gather for a vigil outside the Justice Center in March 2019.

August 2, 2019

After four deaths in or around the St. Louis County jail so far this year, the reconstituted Justice Services Advisory Board held its first meeting last week to figure out how to fix jail operations. County Executive Sam Page announced last month that he nominated new members to serve on the Justice...

Friends and family want answers in death of Oakville man in county jail

In this screenshot from Brock Schmittler's Facebook Live video of the vigil for Oakville resident Johnny Shy, friends and family gather with signs and candles to remember their friend.

March 8, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor The St. Louis County Council and the friends and family of an Oakville man who died in the county jail want answers after a series of inmate deaths, including two within a week. Oakville resident John Shy, 29, died Feb. 23 in the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton after entering it for the last...

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