St. Louis Mayor signs Civilian Oversight Board legislation.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – St. Louis City is officially moving ahead with plans to establish a civilian oversight board to review complaints against police.
Mayor Francis Slay signed the bill Wednesday. The bill becomes law on June 5 and the mayor is expected to nominate members of the board by August 5. The nominees face confirmation by the Board of Aldermen.
The civilian board can make recommendations, but will not have subpoena authority or the ability to issue disciplinary action. The board’s findings in cases will be presented to the city’s public safety director and police chief.