Board president wants review of misconduct allegations
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed is calling for hearings to look into allegations of police officer misconduct.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Reed wants a Public Safety Committee to oversee hearings after three officers were removed from duty last week as part of a criminal and internal investigation.
Federal and local authorities are investigating allegations that the officers may be involved in criminal activity that included assisting drug dealers.
Mary Ellen Ponder, Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, said the call for a hearing is a "good publicity idea", but that it should wait until the investigation is complete.