Law enforcement officers from around Missouri will join Governor Mike Parson at the Capitol in Jefferson City this (Wednesday) afternoon, for a press conference about violent crime. Governor Parson tells News Talk KZRG that his biggest concern is violent crime and homicides, and indicates he’ll call a special session about violent crime:
Governor Parson said, “…3 and 4-year-old kids being shot in their homes, two people losing their lives last night. And just continuing on, we have to give the law enforcement officers the tools they need to fight violent crime”
The governor also says the sooner that state lawmakers can return to Jefferson City, the better. He says it’s important to stand up for law enforcement officers, saying they are “maxed out.” There have been 125 homicides this year in St. Louis, and 101 in Kansas City. The governor will have his briefing today at 1:30.