Less than a week after a jury awarded $19 million to an officer in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual, the St. Louis County Police Board voted unanimously to seek an independent review of the agency.

According to Fox News, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said during a city council meeting on Tuesday, "Serious change is needed to promote equity and inclusion in county government and throughout St. Louis County."

The Police Board responded by saying it would look into hiring an independent agency to look into policies and practices at the department.

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