Missouri Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Police Control Case
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Missouri Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Police Control Case

Date: November 3, 2011
By: Stacey Kafka
State Capitol Bureau

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Attorneys for the Fraternal Order of Police made arguments over collective bargaining this morning at the state Supreme Court.
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Wrap:

The Fraternal Order of Police want control over regulating working conditions of University City police officers.
 
One attorney for the Police Order says they need to get through to the legislature.

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Description: "I understand, keep blowing up the balloon until there's enough pressure and they've got to listen."

Justice Lauren Stith says making a decision could create more need for the legislature to act.

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Description: "If the legislature hasn't acted and that leaves a void and that void requires cities to act that has the potential for all of these different non uniform bargaining."

Both sides now wait for the Court to issue a decision.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.

Intro: 
One Missouri Supreme Court judge questioned the constitutionality of police bargaining rights in one St. Louis suburb.
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Attornies for the Fraternal Order of Police say they cannot keep waiting for the legislature to act.

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Description: "How long do we wait? How long do their constitutional rights need to be violated?"

The Fraternal Order of Police say they want to transfer power over working regulations from the city to their organization.

University City denied exclusive representation for the organization when they tried to start exercising bargaining rights.

Both sides now wait for the Court to make a decision.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.


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