Riverview Police Walk Off The Job Citing Salary Issues, Hostile Work Environment

Seven out of 10 Riverview police officials walked off the job June 29, forcing the small village to rely on mutual aid from the Bellefontaine Neighbors and St. Louis County Police Departments.

The personnel, which includes six officers, are represented by Laborers Local 42’s Law Enforcement Division. The interim police chief also resigned. They say they weren’t reinstated a pay raise approved by the previous board of trustees but cut without notice by Chairman Mike Cornell. They also cite a hostile work environment created by the village’s chairman and board.

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