How do you completely skip the investigation into massive scandal and corruption, the thievery of millions of dollars by police officers then ask citizens to vote to give them a raise?
How do you completely skip the investigation into massive scandal and corruption, the thievery of millions of dollars by police officers then ask citizens to vote to give them a raise? Officers involved should be serving time, not getting a raise.
“In June, Comptroller Darlene Green released an audit of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s overtime, finding that hundreds of thousands of overtime hours could not be verified. Now a group of progressives calling itself Audit STL is pushing for state Auditor Nicole Galloway to dig even deeper.
“We want professionals to look at this,” Burleigh says. “If you look back at the finances of the comptroller audit, there are major budgetary controls missing. That’s why we want the state auditor to look at it. We want professional advice from an outside party.”
Galloway’s office has already accepted the proposal to audit the city of St. Louis, with a focus on its public safety department. Public safety encompasses 54 percent of the general operating budget — such a large portion that group members say Galloway has told them it would be impossible to audit the department without auditing the city as a whole.”
St. Louis Residents Call for State Audit of City — With Focus on Police
Local activists are pushing for a state audit of St. Louis’ Department of Public Safety — something they say will ease public concern over how…