Police Chief Faces Charges
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief faces a misdemeanor charge of giving police credentials to an unqualified person. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch issued a summons for Kinloch Police Chief Donald Hardy to appear in court August 1st on the charge. McCulloch says in a statement that Hardy granted a police commission and identification to Kinloch resident James Chester, even though the chief knew Chester did not have the necessary state-issued peace officer license. Chester was arrested at Lambert Airport for carrying a firearm through airport security. He identified himself as a Kinloch police officer at the time.