"No Confidence" in St. Louis Chief

9 years 2 months 2 weeks ago September 27, 2007 Sep 27, 2007 Thursday, September 27 2007 Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:45:11 PM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Police Officers Association has given Police Chief Joe Mokwa a vote of "no confidence." Thursday's vote is not binding, but organizers say it sends a message that officers are unhappy with the chief's performance. It may be a month before the final tally is forwarded to the Board of Police Commissioners. Only about 560 respondents returned their ballots for the no-confidence vote Thursday. Mokwa says he supports higher pay for officers and he values the opinions of the association. "As the leader of this department, I will continue to work toward resolution of these issues and invite others to join me," Mokwa said in a statement late Thursday. The board already has said it will stand behind Mokwa.

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