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Slay Testifies For Police Residency Requirement

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay


Jefferson City, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was in Jefferson City Wednesday to testify against a measure that would lift the residency requirement for St. Louis Police.

Proposals in the House and Senate would allow police to live wherever they want. Slay says the state should not get involved in city affairs city voters supported the requirement 2:1 in a 1995 referendum.

Supporters of the measure, which includes some city officers, cite the quality of schools as a reason why they would want to move elsewhere. Opponents say communities need officers to be residents to maintain a better touch with people.


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