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Members of several Metro East communities are fighting to improve their law enforcement, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly said Wednesday.

Officials are fighting for law enforcement reform legislation in Alorton, Brooklyn, East Saint Louis and Washington Park.

Kelly says the homicide rate per capita in these communities is 20 times the national average, and half of all homicides since 2000 are unsolved.

Another point Kelly noted is that in the past year, there have been 18 felony charges filed against members of law enforcement in these areas.

Source: Katie Maassen for KSDK.

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