St. Louis panel to review proposed police oversight board

5 years 1 week 3 days ago Monday, February 09 2015 Feb 9, 2015 Monday, February 09, 2015 3:42:00 AM CST February 09, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A city panel will once again discuss a proposed police oversight board this week in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported a lawyer for the police union is expected to offer changes to the bill at the Monday morning meeting in City Hall.

The Public Safety Committee last week considered whether to give additional investigative authority to the planned civilian review panel, which would look into residents' complaints of police misconduct.

The city committee didn't vote Thursday on the proposed subpoena powers.

Last month, a public discussion on the board ended after audience outbursts led to pushing and shoving among some participants.

The bill was put forward after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

He was unarmed when a Ferguson police officer fatally shot him in August.

 

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