Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Keep Civilian Review of Police --
Vote NO on Prop A, Tues. Nov. 6

Missouri Municipal Police Amendment (Local Control),
 Proposition A - Jobs with Justice has supported local
control of the St. Louis City Police
 Department, collective bargaining rights for police
officers, and a civilian
review board for our neighbors for over a decade.

However, the current ballot initiative proposing local
control of the police
unnecessarily undermines the power of a civilian review
board and threatens
 good community/police relations.

Therefore we endorse a NO vote on Prop A, but
continue to support other
efforts to return control of the St. Louis City Police Department
 in a way that
protects the rights of our police force and our neighbors by
 protecting collective
 bargaining rights for officers and the establishment of a
civilian review board
for our city. For more information
check out:

Proposition A

Official Ballot Title:

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

allow any city not within a county (the City of St. Louis)
 the option of
transferring certain obligations and control of the city’s
 police force from the
board of police commissioners currently appointed by the
governor to the city
 and establishing a municipal police force;

establish certain procedures and requirements for governing
such a municipal
 police force including residency, rank, salary, benefits,
insurance, and pension;

prohibit retaliation against any employee of such municipal
police force who
reports conduct believed to be illegal to a superior, government
agency, or the press?

State governmental entities estimated savings will eventually
be up to $500,000
annually. Local governmental entities estimated annual
potential savings of $3.5 million;
however, consolidation decisions with an unknown outcome
may result in the savings
 being more or less than estimated.

For the Full Text of Proposition A, visit this page on this
Secretary of State's website.
For the Fair Ballot Language, visit this page on the
Secretary of State's website.
To see the full list of MO JwJ's recommendations on this
election's Propositions
and Amendments, click here.

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