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Page backtracks on Belmar; appoints new police board members

The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners meets Oct. 29 before going into closed session, as police Chief Jon Belmar, far left, looks on. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor In the days after a $20 million verdict against the St. Louis County Police Department for discrimination, County Executive Sam Page appeared to call for the end of Chief Jon Belmar’s tenure and then backtracked to say the chief will lead eff...

County Council weighs 2018 budget, rejects delaying police precincts

County Executive Steve Stenger announces higher police salaries June 22 along with St. Louis County Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Patterson, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar.

November 29, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter County Council members considered and rejected delaying two new police precincts promised under Proposition P so that they could give higher raises to employees. That is one of several juggling acts they are weighing for the $696 million county...

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