New official stats seem to bolster Larry White's case
must be smilin' today.
He's the former chief of police that's suing
Ladue, insisting he was canned last year for refusing to crack down on black drivers and for disobeying requests that
he look the other way when Ladue residents appeared to be driving drunk
or breaking other laws. KMOX.com
has looked at the stats just released in a statewide traffic stop report
from Attorney General Chris
office, and they're now reporting
traffic stops of black drivers in Ladue fell to fewer than 900 during Larry White's tenure as chief, compared to 1,300 the year prior to that and 1,100 after White was ousted.
While the numbers appear to prima facie
support White's account, Ladue's current chief lawman Rich Wooten
told the radio station those numbers are also affected by how many officers are deployed.