There’s a push in the Missouri legislature to revoke local control of St. Louis’ police department and return it to a state-run board.
There are several bills that would return control of the St. Louis police department to the state, including one from Republican Senator Nick Shore, who unveiled his bill at the state capitol Wednesday.
Returning control to the state is opposed by new St. Louis Police Chief Robert Tracy.
He was scheduled to appear Wednesday at a legislative committee hearing in Jefferson City to testify in opposition to at least one bill to revoke local control.
Missouri voters passed a constitutional amendment in 2012 to return control of the St. Louis police department to the city.