PINE LAWN, Mo. (KMOV) – The NAACP is stepping in as concern grows over officials in Pine Lawn.
Several residents have recently filed complaints against the police department and Mayor Sylvester Caldwell because of claims they violated the civil rights of some citizens.
The suit claims harassment, police brutality, and discrimination is rampant among the administration.
Rev. Elston McCowan with the NAACP says he’s received nearly 6,000 complaints from a community of 3,200 residents.