St. Louis Police Issue Order Acknowledge Journalist Rights

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police officers will be required each month to read and acknowledge an order reiterating the rights of journalists. The move comes after editors from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch met last month with Mayor Lyda Krewson and interim police Chief Lawrence O’Toole to discuss officer-journalist relationships. One of the newspaper’s…

Judge Weighs Regulating St. Louis Police During Protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters asking a federal judge to regulate St. Louis police conduct have described being beaten and pepper-sprayed during recent demonstrations, but police defended their efforts to disperse sometimes unruly crowds. At issue is a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed over what it calls “unlawful and unconstitutional…

St. Louis Aldermen Consider Bill Controlling Police Response; City Prosecutor Wants Police Investigative Unit

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis aldermen are considering a bill that would limit police respond to protests. Police have drawn criticism for using chemical agents and dispersing crowds in demonstrations since mid-September, when a judge acquitted white former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of black drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith. Alderwoman Megan…