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Police board to reconsider lifting civilian residency requirement

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By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – The St. Louis Police Board will meet Friday to reconsider a decision to let the department's civilian employees live outside the city.

In an unexpected move Wednesday, the Police Board waived the residency requirement for the department's 500 civilian employees.

The decision to drop the requirement came after Mayor Francis Slay left the meeting to attend a dedication ceremony. The proposed action was not on the agenda.

Slay says he would have stayed to fight the measure had he known it would be taken up.

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