Discussion to focus on making police more diverse
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Top political and law enforcement leaders from the St. Louis area are gathering to discuss ideas to help the region's law enforcement agencies become more diverse.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is hosting a round-table discussion at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The focus is the challenge of low minority participation in law enforcement, a topic that gained significant attention following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Just three of Ferguson's 53 officers are black, even though two-thirds of the town's residents are African-American.
Participants in the round-table will include St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, the police chiefs of St. Louis city and county, and other high-ranking officials.