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State audit finds problems with St. Louis police towing contract
12:52 PM CST on Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A state audit has determined that St. Louis police failed to adequately monitor towing operations of a contractor, resulting in underpayment to the city of $454,000.
State Auditor Susan Montee was in St. Louis on Tuesday to disclose findings of the audit.
The audit also cited a failure to dispose of seized money in a timely manner and that $16,000 was paid to officers for unearned overtime.
Police acknowledge in a written response that there were inadequate and ineffective business practices in place during the audit period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.
But since then, the city has replaced former Police Chief Joe Mokwa with Chief Dan Isom.
Isom said new practices are in place to ensure against future problems.
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