Officer Appointed As First Black Chief Of St. Louis County Police Department
Gregory served over four decades in the St. Louis County Police Department and said he "never would have thought that I'd be standing here as the chief of this department 42 years ago."
January 27, 2022 at 4:56 pm
Kenneth Gregory, 70, was promoted to chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, making him the first Black man to hold the role in the department's 66-year history. He served as interim chief for six months in the police force after former Chief Mary Barton resigned on Aug. 6, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Barton was embroiled in a discrimination complaint against St. Louis County but agreed to drop the lawsuit for a $290,000 settlement, according to The News & Observer.