has an interesting piece today
about the local NAACP backing St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch
in his desire to consolidate some of the county's 65 policing agencies.
In a public letter this week the civil rights group stated:
The county branch of the NAACP has been inundated with
complaints and reports of traffic types of harassments by small
municipalities in and around the inner core of north St. Louis
There seems to be a pervasive disrespect that many of these
small town police officers have ... One would wonder if these
officers have been trained or are even qualified to be police
In March, Fitch made similar allegations against several unnamed municipalities believed to be mostly located in north St. Louis County. Fitch confirms that his police department recently delivered an investigation to St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch into several municipalities that allegedly employ unlicensed officers.