When the Ways and Means committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meets, anything goes as far as topics.
Today, it was the Department of Public Safety's turn on the hot seat, and pensions, recruiting and jail escapes were on the minds of the committee members. Here's a sampling of their concerns:
On April 22, two inmates escaped from the St. Louis City Justice Center in downtown St. Louis by using a handmade rope, breaking a window and climbing down the outside of the building.
Both inmates were later captured.
Now, one of the guards on duty at the Justice Center during the time of the escape, Mori Farrell, has warrants against him related to the incident.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department details his warrants in a press release:
Updated 12:10 a.m. Saturday:
Mayor Francis Slay reports that second inmate, Vernon Collins, has been captured.
Updated 4:19 p.m.:
According to KSDK, David White has been captured in St. Louis.
Updated 9:55 a.m. with comments from Commissioner Gene Stubblefield
City corrections commssioner Gene Stubblefield provided the following details about Collins' and White's escape:
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