Tag: missouri state capitol

Nasheed requests ‘additional security’ from Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is calling on the Department of Public Safety to beef up security in the Missouri State Capitol — because of Gov. Eric Greitens. In a letter sent to the head of DPS, Director Drew Juden on Wednesday, Nasheed formally requested additional security “within and around the Missouri Capitol complex” in response to the allegations of domestic violence and “continued rumors of erratic and dangerous behavior” by Greitens. Nasheed […]

House Budget chair says Governor does have ‘some statutory authority’ regarding metal detectors, but using new officers would be a problem

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The controversy around the metal detectors at the Missouri State Capitol has been ongoing for nearly one year now, and the one thing that seems to be certain about the situation is this: the metal detectors are not leaving. Lawmakers have for months questioned the manning of the metal detectors, noting that the budget passed during the last legislative session approved the addition of five new officers for the Capitol Police. […]