STATEMENT FROM LADUE MAYOR NANCY SPEWAK

May 01, 2019

To ensure transparency and a fair investigation, the Ladue Police Department has an established officer-involved shooting protocol that calls for an independent investigation by either St. Louis County Police Department or the Missouri Highway Patrol. After getting word of the incident, Ladue Police Chief Ken Andreski, Jr. immediately called the St. Louis County Police Department and asked them to handle all details of the investigation.

Over the last week, the Ladue Police Department has cooperated with the criminal investigation and subsequently launched an internal investigation to review the officer’s conduct as well as all policies and procedures of the Department.

Following the incident, the officer involved was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. She remains on administrative leave at this time.

“We are heartbroken over the course of events in the last week,” said City of Ladue Mayor Nancy Spewak. “We take great pride in our community policing efforts, and we strive to treat every member of the public with respect and integrity, despite the natural conflicts that occur when police are called to aid a potential criminal situation. We are committed to doing everything in our power to learn from this and to minimize the potential of incidents like this in the future. We are grateful that the person involved in this matter is on her way to recovery. I want to offer my continued support to her family and to all of the men and women of the Ladue Police Department. This has been a difficult time for all of us.”

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