MU Creates New Office For Civil Rights & Title IX

Columbia, MO  (KTRS)  The University of Missouri has a new resource for dealing with discrimination. On Wednesday, Garnett Stokes, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the  University of Missouri,  announced the creation of a new Office for Civil Rights & Title IX. This new office will centralize reports and investigations of discrimination on…

Illinois attorney general asks for federal probe

( KTRS ) Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the Chicago Police Department’s practices violate federal and constitutional law. Madigan says that the “shocking death” of 17 yr old, Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot by white police officer in 2014, raises serious questions about the use…

Commission announces new police training standards

(KTRS/AP) – Missouri police officers will now take part in mandatory annual training in recognizing bias, de-escalating situations, and dealing with people with mental health issues. The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission approved 24 hours of mandatory annual training. Police previously needed 48 hours of training every three years. Governor Jay Nixon directed the…