A Safer Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Police Officers Association, mayor compromise on local control ballot initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-officers-association-mayor-compromise-local-control-ballot-initiative <p>The St. Louis Police Officers Association announced today that the organization and the mayor of the city of St. Louis, Francis Slay, have come to a compromise regarding a local control ballot initiative.</p><p>The issue of <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/term/local-control">local control</a> of the St. Louis Police Department, that is, shifting the control of the department from the state of Missouri to the city of St. Louis, was a fixture in this past year&#39;s legislative session.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:03:48 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2453 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police Officers Association, mayor compromise on local control ballot initiative More endorsements of local control of St. Louis police, Nixon comments on issue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-endorsements-local-control-st-louis-police-nixon-comments-issue <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.safermissouri.com/">A Safer Missouri</a>, a group in favor of local control of the St. Louis Police Department, announced three additional entities today which have endorsed local control:</p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:31:41 +0000 Kelsey Proud 509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More endorsements of local control of St. Louis police, Nixon comments on issue Sinquefield donating $300K to promote local control of police departments http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sinquefield-donating-300k-promote-local-control-police-departments <p>Political activist <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/news-2010-will-shape-future-region">Rex Sinquefield</a> is donating $300,000 to a Missouri group's effort to remove the St. Louis and Kansas City police departments from state control.</p><p>The political action committee <a href="http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF_CommInfo.aspx?MECID=C111024&amp;Year=2011">A Safer Missouri</a> plans to collect the 150,000 valid signatures necessary to get the issue on the Nov. 2012 ballot.</p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:18:04 +0000 Julie Bierach 379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sinquefield donating $300K to promote local control of police departments