“The mayor has made comments that she doesn’t care if an officer is qualified or not. That all she sees is color and that the police department does not reflect the current racial make-up of the city,” said Bill Stark, union representative for five of Dellwood’s remaining seven officers.
Charges of racial discrimination are surfacing in Dellwood. White officers say a black mayor is on a witch hunt following a recent police audit, and they’re preparing to file suits.
The audit claims officers failed to file 120 cases with the county prosecutor. Now, the mayor has recommended the termination of three Dellwood officers, who refuse to cooperate with the investigation, but officers say the mayor just wants to get rid of the city’s predominantly white police department.
“This is the most ridiculous, underhanded, sneaky system, I have ever come across,” said Bill Stark.
Stark is fired-up about the latest news to come out of Dellwood. He is a union representative for five of Dellwood’s remaining seven officers. These are officers who are now accused of not doing their job, by not forwarding cases to the St. Louis County prosecutor for charges.