ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A group of demonstrators is set to meet with Mayor Francis Slay Thursday, just three days after one in their number was arrested in the rotunda of St. Louis City Hall.
The group, calling itself Young Activists United announced in a news conference on the steps of City Hall that they will meet with the mayor.
The group’s list of demands includes a civilian review board to look at police activities, body cameras for city officers to wear, and independent review of shootings by police officers.
City officials say they were in the process of implementing all those things before the demands ever came down, but there is a legislative process required to get the work done.
The group says they’re more interested in results than process.
“These are things the city has needed for a while,” Kennard Williams said. “They’re long overdue. Constantly we’ve been hearing, ‘It’s coming, it’s on the way, we’re working on it.’ It seems like it’s just a giant procrastination party.”
The meeting is scheduled for some time between 5pm and 5:30 Thursday. It will be held behind closed doors.
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