ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - For the first time since the Civil War, the City of St. Louis is in control of its police department.
The change is the result of voters passing Proposition A in November, shifting control from a board appointed by the governor and to the city.
Supporters say this is a move designed to make the city safer.
Police Chief Sam Dotson and Mayor Francis Slay say nobody will lose their jobs, but some positions will be eliminated due to attrition. They say the savings from this change will save taxpayers in the long run.