St. Louis Police Bling
- St. Louis' new police chief and other top officers in the department are receiving gold-filled badges worth nearly $2,000 each.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that that's about 100 times the price of a patrolman's badge. And it's more than other departments spend. For example, Kansas City Police Chief James Corwin's badge cost $48.75.
But it's a lot less than the $5,900 each the city spent on two solid-gold badges for Chief Daniel Isom's predecessor, Joe Mokwa.
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