St. Louis law firms see police misconduct cases every day but do not view it as an epidemic.
Wrap: Representatives from Ryals Law Firm receive police brutality cases every day.
Attorney Steve Ryals says in some police departments misconduct allegations seem to be more prevalent than in others.
|Description: "I'd say numerically just as a raw number probably the largest number of complaints I receive pertain to the city of St. Louis."|
Ryals says he receives an average of two to three calls per day regarding police misconduct but he only acts on several a month depending on the severity of the case.
Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Jessi Turnure.
Departments working in conjunction with various police forces say complaints are decreasing.
Wrap: Although police brutality has been a recent problem in Columbia, Deputy Director of Kansas City Office of Community Complaints Merrell Bennekin says officer conduct and excessive use of force complaints have decreased over the past several years.
|Description: "I can only speak for Kansas City and I say no. We are not seeing a whole lot of instances of police brutality."|