St. Louis City to ask voters to pay for 160 new police officers

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  The City of St. Louis is beginning the process of adding 160 new police officers to the force. The city will establish a special police fund to pay those officers.

They'll ask voters to increase the parking garage tax by five percent and increase the auto license tax. Voters will also be asked to dedicate money to the fund from red light camera tickets if those cameras are ever re-instated.

It's hoped the moves would generate about eight million dollars for new officers. Bills putting the revenue sources before voters will be introduced to the Board of Aldermen Friday.