The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Jason N. Noroian was involved in an altercation Thursday night near the St. Louis Riverfront.
A man who was shot and killed Thursday night by a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer on the Riverfront was from Des Peres. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch identified Jason N. Noroian, 32, as the man involved in the case. According to FOX2, police stopped his car and discovered outstanding arrest warrants. Police say when Noroian resisted and tried to reach for an officer's gun, the officer fired a shot into his torso. As is standard procedure, the officer in the case is now on administrative leave.
All Missouri voters will consider the question when they see Proposition A on the Nov. 6 ballot. Approval removes state control of the city's police department.
This is one of those bizarre, "only in Missouri" situations. On Nov. 6, every voter in Missouri has the chance to decide whether the City of St. Louis can control its own police department. A "yes" vote would reverse more than 150 years of control by a five-member board. Four members are appointed by the Missouri governor; the St. Louis mayor is the fifth member. You'd be hard pressed to find another large city in America that doesn't run its own police department. That is, unless you drove four hours west on I-70. Kansas City has the same issue. But in the weirdly worded Proposition A before voters in November, residents of Springfield, Joplin, Independence and Goodnight, MO, will decide whether to end that practice—only in St. Louis. The…