Metro East Police District http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Quinn creates new oversight commission for troubled Metro East police departments http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-creates-new-oversight-commission-troubled-metro-east-police-departments <p>Illinois governor Pat Quinn has signed a measure that provides an extra layer of oversight for four troubled police departments in the Metro East.</p><p>East St. Louis, Alorton, Washington Park and Brooklyn will still operate as stand-alone departments. But the new Metro East Police District will oversee their funding and set new ethical standards - things Governor Quinn called essential.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:15:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4340 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn creates new oversight commission for troubled Metro East police departments