“State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis — who introduced several of the bills pushing for local control — was less impressed with the aldermanic oversight.
“I don’t think that the aldermen have really stepped up to the plate and evaluated the police department in a way that they should have, to see if they are effectively controlling and operating a system that so many residents look to for safety,” she said.”
St. Louis police local control gets mixed reviews on 5th anniversary
Five years ago, control of the St. Louis police department returned to the city. For more than 150 years, a state-appointed board had overseen the