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St. Louis County Police Department will undergo comprehensive review, funded by Civic Progress

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Gravois and MacKenzie roads to support the Black Lives Matter movement June 6. Some protesters' signs, like that above, called for defunding the police.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 30, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Department will undergo an independent, privately funded review of public safety, use of force and community policing, the county executive announced Monday. County Executive Sam Page and Urban League President and CEO Michael P. McMillan jointly announced on Monday the start o...

Capt. Mary Barton named first female police chief in St. Louis County history

Lt. Col. Mary Barton

March 19, 2020

The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners has chosen Capt. Mary Barton, who commands the West County Precinct, as the first female police chief in county history. Since Chief Jon Belmar announced his retirement Feb. 10, the Board of Police Commissioners has asked for public input to “inspire...

Police board kicks off hiring of new chief, starts internal search along with public sessions

Lt. Col. Troy Doyle of the St. Louis County Police Department talks to reporters during the County Council meeting in April 2019, after he was announced as the interim director of the Department of Justice Services. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

February 24, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners seems to be looking internally for the next chief of the county Police Department, asking top commanders to apply while not yet opening up a broader search. In an internal memo released F...

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 glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com 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...

St. Louis County executive wants to end ‘predatory’ fees for people leaving jail

The Buzz Westfall St. Louis County Justice Center, as seen in June 2019. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 17, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced Tuesday that he wants to eliminate “predatory” fees charged to inmates leaving the county Justice Center. There are six types of fees charged to people in the Justice Center’s custody, but the fees “prevent people leaving custody from having the...

Stenger appoints new Justice Center leadership

Lt. Col. Troy Doyle of the St. Louis County Police Department talks to reporters during the County Council meeting in April 2019, after he was announced as the interim director of the Department of Justice Services. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

April 24, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger appointed Lt. Col. Troy Doyle of the county Police Department as interim director of St. Louis County Justice Services Monday. Doyle replaces outgoing interim Director Julia Childrey, who will return to her previous position as superintendent of operations wi...

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