St. Louis Police Officers Association

Shaw shooting
7:49 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Police Union, Myers Family React To Gun Residue Findings In Shaw Shooting

St. Louis Police Officers Association president Joe Steiger, business manager Jeff Roorda and attorney Brian Millikan comment on the lab tests that found gun residue on the hand of Vonderrit Myers during a press conference Tuesday.
Credit Stephanie Lecci

Lab results show gunshot residue was found on the 18-year-old who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in the Shaw neighborhood last week, according to new information released by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Tuesday.

The tests were conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol's crime lab. The results found gunshot residue on Vonderrit Myers, Jr.'s, hand, inner waistband, front and back jeans pockets and black t-shirt. The released statement also read: 

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Politics
5:22 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Police Union Not Unified On Prop A

Prop A asks Missouri voters to local control of the St. Louis Police Department back to the city for the first time since 1861.
St. Louis Public Radio

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.

But this week the union’s president publicly urged members to vote “no” on Prop A.

Dave Bonenberger said in his "Message from the President" column that local control would lead to political influence in the department and loss of police pensions.

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Morning Round-up
7:03 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Morning headlines- Thursday, May 31, 2012

(via Flickr/IndofunkSatish)

St. Louis Police debate workplace representation

Next month, St. Louis City police sergeants are set to decide who will represent their interests at work, and the St. Louis Police Officers Association says it is the best option on the table.

At a meeting last night, members of the St. Louis Police Officers Association made their case to sergeants.To punctuate their point they brought in Chuck Canterbury, the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Local Control
12:18 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Local control supporters get go-ahead to gather signatures

(St. Louis Public Radio)

Supporters of a ballot measure that would turn control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department back to City Hall have gotten the go-ahead to start work on getting the proposal in front of the voters.

The decision by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to approve the measure for circulation means local control advocates can start gathering more than 143,000 signatures, which must be collected from multiple districts in the state. They're due on May 6, 2012.

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Local Control
5:03 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

St. Louis Police Officers Association, mayor compromise on local control ballot initiative

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as displayed on the side of a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

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.

The issue of local control 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's legislative session.

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Local Control / Special Session
4:22 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Mo. House committee passes legislation on local control of St. Louis police

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as displayed on a patrol car.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

Legislation that would return control of the St. Louis Police Department to the city has easily passed a Missouri House committee.  Also, the St. Louis Police Officers' Association, a long-time foe, is now supporting the bill.

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New police headquarters
3:01 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

St. Louis Police Foundation secures money to rehab new department HQ

The old Wells-Fargo building on Olive in downtown is the new headquarters for the St. Louis police. On Tuesday, the department received a $3 million donation to make the needed renovations.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated with comments from the Foundation's board president.

St. Louis police chief Dan Isom got an unexpected present today at the annual luncheon of the St. Louis Police Foundation - a $3 million check.

When it's combined with department resources, the donation makes it possible to turn the old Wells-Fargo building at 1915 Olive Street into a new headquarters. The department's current facility, and 1200 Clark Ave., is almost 85 years old and needs about $70 million in repairs.

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St. Louis Police Department
4:48 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

St. Louis Police Board reaches agreement with Police Officers' Association

Police commissioner Richard Gray listens as St. Louis mayor Francis Slay speaks in support of a collective bargaining agreement for the city police department. The contract passed on Tuesday.
(Rachel Lippmann/ St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners has reached a collective bargaining agreement with the St. Louis Police Officers' Association.

It's a three-year deal that locks in salaries, benefits and department operating procedures. Mayor Francis Slay called the hard work it took to reach the deal worth it.

"I think it gives us a good opportunity to have a stronger partnership and to work together more closely for a better department and one that helps us address crime and other issues in the city of St. Louis," he said.

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Local Control
3:43 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

"Conditional compromise" nearing on St. Louis police local control

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police displayed on a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

As lawmakers circle around a possible compromise on the local control legislation in the Missouri Capitol today, St. Louis' Mayor Francis Slay shared some of his thoughts on the possible ramifications.

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Local Control
1:33 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

St. Louis police officers file suit targeting local control petition language

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police displayed on a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

The battle over who will control the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has entered the theater of the courtroom.

Legislative efforts to give the city's Board of Aldermen direct oversight of the department have stalled. (It's currently governed by a five-member board, four of whom are gubernatorial appointees. The mayor is always the fifth).

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