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Activists Call for Police Review after Pursuit, Death Incident

September 12, 2018 - 9:12 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Some activists in St. Louis County say they don't trust the police and want to see an independent board created which would be tasked with investigating the county police department.

Zaki Baruti before the county council last night referenced an August 10th one-car accident that killed two men. Baruti says county police first claimed they never chased the car. Then surveillance video from the area showed a county police car with its lights on.

“Obviously this is a case that points to the fact that the police cannot really investigate themselves,” he says.

Council chairman Sam Page says they'll wait for the results of an internal police investigation to be released before wading into this.

“Hopefully the investigation pursues it in a rational and organized way, but we get to a point where we understand what happened,” he says.