Some fast facts
- Most police officers only make one felony arrest per year; the majority of their time is spent addressing noncriminal issues.
- St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department kills more people per capita than any other police department in the country.
- St. Louis’ proposed 2021 budget allocates $137,586,585 from the general fund to the police. It dedicates $0 to homelessness. If budgets are moral documents, what are our priorities?
- Despite intense media scrutiny and federal investigation of policing in St. Louis County prompted by the Ferguson Uprising in 2014, the 2020 St. Louis County Police Department budget is 45% higher than at the time of Michael Brown’s killing.