And the local politicians are all democrats? Are you sure?
The mayor is a republican.
Mark J. Byrne Missouri is a member of the republican party
Kim Tihen is a former police officer who has a spotty history herself with police brutality issues
One of the other council men once gave money to the John Ashcroft campaign so republican affinities are found there too.
One council member gave to Obama so he is a democrat most likely
And one council member is a white former military man of whom I cannot find a political affiliation.
So in short, no you are not right, not all local politicians there are democrats. Sorry but that is just untrue. The mayor isn't and several other's are certainly not or possibly not. Also, the mayor happens to be a former police officer too. So maybe the police department has it's hooks into the city council and not the other way around.