Slay signs police oversight bill into law -

Slay signs police oversight bill into law

Posted: Updated:

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has signed into law a measure establishing a civilian oversight board to review complaints against police.

Slay, who took the unusual step of being a co-sponsor, signed the bill Wednesday. It officially becomes law June 5.

The mayor is expected to nominate the seven members of the board by Aug. 5. They must be confirmed by the Board of Aldermen, who approved the plan last month.

The board will have the power to make recommendations, but will not have disciplinary authority. It will review evidence and witness statements from police internal affairs investigations, then report its findings to the public safety director and police chief.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly