Traffic ticket quotas may soon be a thing of the past in Illinois.
A proposal to outlaw them has cleared the state Senate and will be considered in the House. The legislation says police officers can't be evaluated on the number of citations they write.
The bill's sponsor says it will let officers use more discretion in deciding whether or not to give someone a ticket.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury has awarded a $7.5 million judgment to a former St. Louis police officer who claimed her supervising sergeant sexually harassed her and that she suffered retaliation for complaining.
The Post-Dispatch reports Tanisha Ross-Paige was awarded $300,000 in compensatory damages and $7.2 million in punitive damages from the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners for retaliation. The jury found in favor of the police board on a discrimination claim.
Ross-Paige's lawyer John Eccher called Friday's verdict "absolutely huge for this type of case." A police spokeswoman declined comment.
The original lawsuit claimed Sgt. Steven Gori distributed a mock "wanted" poster with Ross-Paige's picture and comments about her body. The suit claims Gori and a lieutenant gave Ross-Paige unfavorable shifts and different performance evaluations after she complained.
UPDATE: A missing 12-year-old girl has been found. Authorities found Dehlila Kuhn at a relative's home Wednesday afternoon. The police did not comment on where Dehlila has been since she was last seen on Monday afternoon.
(KTRS) - Police continue their search for a missing 12-year-old girl. St. Louis Police say Dehlila Kuhn was last seen around 4:30 Monday afternoon, getting off a bus in the 4500 block of Broadway
Dehlila is 5'1", about 113 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She has a tattoo on her left arm that says "Jane." She was last seen wearing a black jacket with fur on the hood, black skinny jeans, black boots, a blue necklace, and bracelet.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 62-year-old woman whose body was found in a vehicle submerged in the Mississippi River.
The Southeast Missourian reports authorities say Autumn Vinson of Jackson, Missouri was found dead in the car submerged in about five feet of water Friday.
Darin Hickey, spokesman the Cape Girardeau Police Department, says police are investigating. Hickey says the body was found in the back seat of the vehicle, but it's unclear how it got there because the submerged vehicle was full of water.
An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.
The body was found after a passer-by called police Friday morning to report seeing the antenna and roof of the vehicle in the water.
East St. Louis police on the site of an accident near the offices of School District 189.
Officers were called to the scene on reports of gunfire. When they arrived, there was a two car accident. One person was taken to the hospital, but it is not known if the injuries were from gunshots or the car accident.
This is a developing story.
A pair of murder suspects are in police custody following a chase and crash.
Around 9:30 this morning officers saw a car they thought was connected to a murder. When police tried to pull the car over, the driver sped off. The car crashed near West Florissant and De Soto.
Two suspects were captured, but the third escaped. The suspects are connected to a crime from the past few days.