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St. Louis County approves pay raises for police officers

Posted November 1, 2017 12:42 p.m. EDT

— St. Louis County leaders have approved pay raises for police officers.

Council members approved the pay raise Tuesday and the increases will begin on January 1. The increases will be a raise of 30 percent. The vote passed 6-0.

The money for the raises came from Proposition P, which was approved by voters in April.

Officials say officers will now receive more sophisticated gear and be better equipped.