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St. Louis Police Promise Transparency After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

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St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Police are vowing more transparency in the wake of a fatal officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

At a press conference just one day after the shooting, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says he’s committed to giving as much information out as possible.

“When you leave today, I will provide you a copy of a DVD,” Dotson said. “And on that DVD, there will be several files.”

That included two 911 calls, video from the security camera at the convenience store that 25 year old Kejieme Powell is accused of robbing and a cell phone video showing his encounter with police.

Dotson says he’d like this to be the model for police transparency going forward.

He’s also working on developing a team within the department to investigate uses of deadly force.

“We’ve been working on doing what we would call a force investigative unit,” he says. “A unit that will look at all of the deadly use of force within the department.”

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