Eliminating 98 Jobs after Homicide Rate Hit a 50 Year High.
The St. Louis City budget board approved a $4 million cut in funding to the city police and the elimination of 98 unfilled police jobs in this years budget bill.
This comes after St. Louis saw its highest homicide rate in 50 years. The unsolved murders occurred overwhelmingly in impoverished black neighborhoods in the city.
The murder rate in St. Louis City hit a 50-year high in 2020.