Heather Taylor, president of the Ethical Society of Police, speaks to media Monday outside the organization's St. Louis office about St. Louis County signing a memorandum of understanding to recognize the ESOP as legitimate entity to represent African American members with the St. Louis County Police. "We are trying to improve the lives of the people in our community and our police departments," she said. ESOP is an African American police organization founded to combat race-based discrimination in the departments and the community. Video by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com