City residents weigh in on selection of new police chief - KMOV.com

City residents weigh in on selection of new police chief

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Residents in south St. Louis had their chance to offer suggestions on a new police chief for the city on Tuesday.

The Citizens Advisory Committee held a forum on Tuesday evening that was attended by more than 100 people. Many expressed concerns about fighting crime and establishing a relationship with communities.

"Everybody is looking for a chief to not only address those issues but is also able to form great relationships with the community," said former police chief Dam Isom, who is a member of the committee.

For the first time, the city is able to expand the search for a chief beyond the department.

Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, however, has doubts the city will hire a chief from outside the city.

"I think this here is a feel-good meeting," Nasheed said.

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