Officials React to St. Louis Crime Wave

9 years 11 months 2 weeks ago December 22, 2006 Dec 22, 2006 Friday, December 22 2006 Friday, December 22, 2006 7:47:29 PM CST in News
Source: (Copyright 2007 The Associated Press All Rights Reserved.)
ST. LOUIS - Mayor Francis Slay and Police Chief Joe Mokwa say changes are in store for the city's police force. The reputation of St. Louis is being battered by statistics showing a jump in violent crime. A national ranking calls St. Louis the most dangerous city in the U.S. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Chief Mokwa plans to announce a major overhaul of the department within weeks, including changing units and shaking up ranking positions. Slay said the city will hire and train 40 new officers by using $3 million in business fees passed by city voters this year.

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