St. Louis Community College weighs doing away with campus police

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 19 at 5:21 PM

ST. LOUIS -- The board of St. Louis Community College is considering whether it should do away with its own campus police force in the wake of a bungled investigation.

In a scathing report released last week and commissioned by trustees, investigators recommended that the board consider having local law enforcement cover the campus and do away with the campus police force.

Board chairman Craig Larson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that part of the next step in the process is figuring out how to implement the report recommendations.

The report came nearly four months after student Blythe Grupe was attacked in a restroom on the college's Meramec campus by a fellow student. Her alleged attacker was released hours later, even after he reportedly admitted he was trying to kill her.

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