- Associated Press - Monday, March 9, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed is calling for hearings to look into allegations of police officer misconduct.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1E6qRxG ) reports that Reed wants to Public Safety Committee to oversee hearings after three officers were removed from duty last week as part of a criminal and internal investigation.

Federal and local authorities are investigating allegations that the officers may be involved in criminal activity that included assisting drug dealers.

Mary Ellen Ponder, Mayor Francis Slay’s chief of staff, Mary Ellen Ponder says the call for a hearing is a “good publicity idea” that should wait until the investigation is complete.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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