St.L. Police Change Policy, To Issue Names Of Officers In Shootings


After questions from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Police Department is changing its policy and will release names of officers involved in shootings. In a ruling this month, a judge blasted the police department for seemingly wanting to be “declared exempt from complying with any requirements of Missouri’s Sunshine Law that it finds to be contrary to the traditional police ways of doing things.”

In an interview with the Post-Dispatch, Police Chief Dan Isom vowed that the department would release all records that it wasn’t legally obligated to keep closed. Mayor Francis Slay, a member of the Board of Police Commissioners, “believes the department needs to err on the side of being open and accountable,” said his chief of staff, Jeff Rainford.

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