Together with mourners, members of the St. Louis Police Department paid final respects to Officer Daryl Hall this morning at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Hall was shot and killed while trying to break up an off-duty incident last weekend.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the tragedy underscores the sacrifice officers are asked to make, even while off duty.
Last week, St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom confirmed that he was in the running to become the next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.
But today, that seems to have changed.
The Chicago Police Board says two members of the city's police department and the police chief in Newark, N.J. are the three finalists to become Chicago's next police superintendent.
Two bills continue to sit in the Missouri Senate that would restore local control over the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, despite last week’s announced agreement between Mayor Francis Slay (D) and the Police Officers Association.
The compromise would give police officers collective bargaining rights, preserve police pensions, and preserve officers’ ranks, salaries and benefits once they become city employees. There would also be a no-strike clause.
A St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer was killed early this morning after being shot while trying to break up a gunfight that had erupted outside a club where he was a patron.
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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