Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Questions about Missouri Security

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Questions about Missouri Security

Article excerpt

St. Louis Police Department rules permit officers to moonlight. Many of them accept security-guard jobs to supplement their police salaries. Patrolman Kerry L. Alexander apparently has crossed ethical and legal boundaries to the point that he is the target of an internal police inquiry.

One troubling concern is his role in setting up Missouri Security, a private business that employs police to serve as security guards when off duty. This is a serious matter because Police Department rules forbid an officer to own an interest in a security company. Missouri Security was set up in May of last year, but the firm was administratively dissolved in January because it failed to file an annual report with the secretary of state. Such reports list business owners and officers of record. The Police Department says its ban against officers working for the security firm was prompted by the firm's problems with the state.

The address listed on the company's business license application is the same building Mr. …

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