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August 2015 Gendarme
The August 2015 edition of The Gendarme is available online now.
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MEDIA RELEASE
MEDIA RELEASE
 
St. Louis, Missouri (August 22, 2015) – The St. Louis Police Officers Association, the Union that represents over 1,100 police officers employed by the City of St. Louis, responded to a statement released yesterday by St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Jennifer Joyce. Joyce, flanked by St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus Pruitt, announced Friday that she planned to launch an unprecedented, separate investigation of the shooting of armed gunman Mansur Ball-Bey by two St. Louis Police Officers because of growing “public concerns”. She did not elaborate on what those concerns were or what segment of the population was voicing those concerns. SLPOA President Joe Steiger had this to say:
“Jennifer Joyce’s announcement is a discredit to the members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and specifically the professional investigators assigned to the Force Investigative Unit (FIU).  These men and women are experienced, uncompromising investigators who have been trained by experts all over the country to investigate critical incidents involving police officers.  It is one of the most progressive units of its kind.  Joyce’s investigation, announced only two days after the incident, indicates a rush to judgment without any knowledge of the facts and evidence and needlessly erodes the public trust in FIU and all of the officers of the SLMPD.
“The involved officers welcome an impartial investigation in which the sole purpose is to determine and report the facts of the incident.  These officers courageously performed their duties in accordance with their training and the law, they have nothing to hide.  Joyce’s announcement, while flanked by members of the NAACP, suggests this investigation is motivated by political appeasement and not the pursuit of truth and justice.  We have seen political prosecutions of police officers involved in critical incidents in other parts of the country and fear that this is a step in that direction.
“Politicians like Jennifer Joyce have been expressing concern over the gun violence that plague’s our city.  She has postured herself as being tough on criminals who illegally carry and use guns and has campaigned for the creation of a gun docket in the Circuit Court to prosecute people like Mansur Ball-Bey.  Taking criminals and guns off the street requires self initiated police work.  It requires motivated officers like the officers in this incident who executed a search warrant at a residence known to house guns, drugs and violent felons.  This is highly dangerous work, the kind of work that you would think a prosecutor who touts herself as being tough on gun crime would appreciate.  Apparently, that is not the case.”
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SLPOA Elections
This is a reminder that the SLPOA declaration of candidacy for election to office are due by this Friday August 7th at 5pm.  The offices up for election are as follows.

President
Financial Secretary
Sergeant At Arms
Division One
Division Three
Division Five
Division Eleven
Division Thirteen
Airport Division
 
July 2015 Gendarme
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June 2015 Genadarme
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2015 Memorial Fund Golf Tournament

All,

Please review the attached flyer for the Second Annual St. Louis Police Officers' Memorial Fund Golf Tournament, set to take place on September 20th, 2015 at the Golf Club of Florissant

All proceeds from the tournament go toward sending active St. Louis police officers and the family of a fallen officer to Washington D.C. to participate in the events at Police Memorial Week. 

For more information about the golf tournament or the fund in general, please visit slpomf.org.

Respectfully,

SLPOA Memorial Fund Committee


Download: slpomf golf 2015.pdf
Sen. Blunt Pays Tribute to Fallen Law Enforcement

During a speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recognized National Police Week and paid tribute to law enforcement officers across the nation, including Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism of Stockton, Mo. and Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr. of Alton, Mo., who were tragically killed in the line of duty last year.

May 2015 Gendarme
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March 2015 Gendarme
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