You would think black leaders and members of the Ferguson Commission would be all over this…. Nope. Justin Hill, former police officer. And Republican,
“Rep. Justin Hill, a former O’Fallon police officer, wants to force any city with a population of 5,000 or fewer inhabitants, with an area of less than 2 square miles, to disband its police department and contract for law enforcement services with either the county police department or a larger neighboring city.
“We just want to increase professionalism,” Hill told the Post-Dispatch on Monday. “St. Louis and the region suffer as a whole because of the history of municipalities in St. Louis County.”
The proposal is the latest offshoot of the controversial police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014, which generated awareness of how some officers in small departments generate revenue by issuing exorbitant and questionable tickets.”
Lawmaker wants to abolish small town police departments in St. Louis County
The proposal is the latest offshoot of the controversial police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014.