Gov Parson Signs Wide-ranging Public Safety Bill

Gov Parson approved a police reform bill in Missouri- without much fanfare.

But bill sponsor -Republican State Senator Tony Luetkemeyer (LOOT-keh- myer) representing Platte and Buchanan Counties- says this wide-ranging bill, among many things bans chokeholds and police misconduct— AND protects officers and their families.

The new law also increases the salary scale for Sheriffs across the state and includes the Critical Incident Stress Management Program through DPS to provide services to police officers dealing with stress and potential psychological trauma resulting from serving on the job.