County Police to Take Over in Jennings
JENNINGS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis town is turning over police duties to St. Louis County. The Jennings City Council voted 6-1 Monday to contract with the county for police service. The contract begins March 12.
One member of the council, Yolanda Fountain-Henderson, abstained in the vote. She filed a lawsuit last month in an effort to block the contract.
Jennings' former police chief retired in November amid an investigation into possible misuse of funds.