EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) - A brawl in a food stamp line caught on video sparks questions about security at a Social Services office in East St. Louis.
Thevideo was posted on YouTube.
Januari Smith Trader, Communication Manager with the Illinois Department of Human Services released the following statement:
"The Illinois Department of Human Services takes the safety and security of its customers very seriously. The Director of IDHS Security and Emergency Preparedness is in the process of conducting an in depth security assessment, which will include a review of security measures at the E. St. Louis office and other factors related to the incident, including police response time and coverage for the area. Corrective action will be taken if necessary. We look forward to working with the East. St. Louis Police Department and other public safety partners to ensure the safety of residents that need assistance from our department."