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Well-known St. Louis police board member at center of investigation

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis police commissioner is accused of inappropriate conduct for contacting police to get his nephew out of jail.

But commissioner Vince Bommarito insists he's done nothing wrong.

Bommarito is the owner of one of St. Louis' finest restaurants, Tony's. On Saturday, he learned his 47-year-old nephew had been arrested for suspicion of drunken driving.

Bommarito told several media outlets that he did call a police sergeant and ask that his nephew be released from custody. Police took the nephew to the restaurant.

Police Chief Dan Isom called the action "highly inappropriate." His letter has been forwarded to Gov. Jay Nixon since the state oversees St. Louis police.

(Read the full letter here)

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