ESOP to host press conference to address lawsuit filed by STL Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and concerning practices and racial bias in the SLMPD

ESOP to host press conference to address lawsuit filed by STL Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and concerning practices and racial bias in the SLMPD January 15, 2020

 

MEDIA ALERT & INVITATION TO COVER

Ethical Society of Police to host a press conference today
to address the lawsuit filed by St. Louis City Circuit Attorney

 

WHAT:
The Ethical Society of Police will host a press conference at 5 p.m. today to address the lawsuit filed by St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and concerning practices and racial bias in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. See below for the link to the conference outline.  

“The Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) hasn’t agreed with some of the decisions of the St. Louis City Circuit Attorney, Kimberly Gardner or any other elected or appointed official in the City of St. Louis; however, we will not dismiss the Circuit Attorney’s lawsuit as being unsubstantiated when it comes to the racial climate in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD).”

WHEN:
Wednesday, January 15
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

WHO:
The E.S.O.P President Sgt Heather Taylor will speak at the press conference.
Sgt Taylor will be available until 5:30 p.m. to answer questions.
Interviews will not be available outside of the conference.

WHERE:
E.S.O.P. Headquarters
4901 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

DETAILS:
Press Conference Outline: LINK

View images and statements from St Louis Police Officers Association (SLPOA) and Jeff Roarda that have added to the divide along racial lines: LINK

CONTACT:
**Rachel will be onsite starting at 4:30 p.m. and available for questions by phone in advance
Rachel Brown
rbrown@synergy-pr.com
(314) 210-4419 – Cell Phone (for texts or calls)


ABOUT THE ETHICAL SOCIETY OF POLICE

The Ethical Society of Police (E.S.O.P.) is an association of police officers, park rangers, and civilians that advocates for racial and gender equity in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) and St. Louis County Police Department. The E.S.O.P. was founded in 1972 to address racial biases within law enforcement. The E.S.O.P. also works to improve community/police relations, develop policies and programs to reduce crime, elevate the status of minority civilians and police officers, encourage greater minority employment by law enforcement agencies, and increase professionalism in law enforcement. Membership is open to all races and includes nearly 300 law enforcement professionals employed by the City and County of St. Louis. For details, call (314) 690-3565, email info@esopstl.org or visit www.esopstl.org.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Rachel Brown
Synergy Group
(314) 266-7035 (direct)
(314) 210-4419 (mobile)

 

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