Revised following conference call - The St. Louis County police department is falling short of best practices in several critical areas. That is the conclusion of the latest report on policing post-Ferguson released Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services. The voluntary review, requested by Chief Jon Belmar more than a year ago, found 50 areas where the department can improve, and includes 109 recommendations.
The person in charge of the Soldiers Memorial Museum is excited about management shifting from the city to the Missouri History Museum. A bill to do just that is now before the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. And Superintendent Lynnea Magnuson says she's hopeful that the building may now receive the care it deserves. “This is something that when I started, I would never have dreamed of it happening,” said Magnuson.