08/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/06/2020 15:40
STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN WM. LACY CLAY (D) MISSOURI
REGARDING U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
EXPANSION OF OPERATION LEGEND TO ST. LOUIS.
NOTE: The following, in its entirety, is a first-person statement by Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri
ST. LOUIS, MO - 'While I welcome additional funding from the Department of Justice to help St. Louis fight violent crime, federal law enforcement officers must not infringe on the rights of non-violent citizens in my community as was seen repeatedly in Portland, Oregon. Excessive force will not make St. Louis safer. Changing the culture of policing and restoring the trust of the community with local law enforcement will.'