Proposition A http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Creation Of A Municipal Police Force Begins Today http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/creation-municipal-police-force-begins-today <p>The process of turning control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department over to City Hall begins today.</p><p>Ald. Craig Schmid, the chair of the public safety committee at the Board of Aldermen, will introduce <a href="http://www.stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB2451.pdf">the bill</a> in which the city accepts "responsibility, ownership and liability as the successor-in-interest for contractual obligations, indebtedness and other lawful obligations of the Board of Police Commissioners."</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:16:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6929 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Creation Of A Municipal Police Force Begins Today Missouri Voters To Decide St. Louis Local Control Issue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-voters-decide-st-louis-local-control-issue <p></p><p>St. Louis is one of the few cities in the U.S. that does not control its own police department.</p><p>On Tuesday, Missouri voters will decide whether the city should regain oversight of its police force for the first time in 151 years.</p><p>But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports there’s disagreement over <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/PropA.asp">Proposition A</a> within the city.</p><p></p><p><strong>Anything but simple</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is right across the street from City Hall.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:03:00 +0000 Maria Altman 6020 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Voters To Decide St. Louis Local Control Issue Proposition A - Local Control Of The City Of St. Louis Police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposition-local-control-city-st-louis-police <p>In the first of four discussions as part of our town hall meeting about statewide ballot issues we take a look at Proposition A, concerning local control of the City of St. Louis police department.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay’s Chief of Staff for the City of St. Louis, and John Chasnoff, Program Director for the ACLU of Eastern Missouri.&nbsp; Rainford supports Proposition A while Chasnoff opposes it.</p><p><strong><em>Official Ballot Title: </em></strong><em>(source: Missouri Secretary of State website)</em></p><p>Shall Missouri law be amended to:</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:41:43 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5978 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposition A - Local Control Of The City Of St. Louis Police Police Union Not Unified On Prop A http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-union-not-unified-prop <p>Since last fall, the St. Louis Police Officers Association has supported a ballot initiative to bring local control of the department back to the city.</p><p>But this week the union’s president publicly urged members to vote “no” on Prop A.</p><p>Dave Bonenberger said in his "<a href="http://www.slpoa.org/docs/GENDARME_OCT_2012_BINDER.pdf">Message from the President</a>" column that local control would lead to political influence in the department and loss of police pensions.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:22:03 +0000 Maria Altman 5339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police Union Not Unified On Prop A