Probationer Charged with 1st-Degree Murder - Dotson Blames JudgeSt. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is calling out Circuit Judge Margaret Neill after she issued a second probation to a gun felon who is now accused of shooting and killing a man just last week.
Spree of Local Shootings has Police Chief Calling for Armed-Offender DocketSt. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is once again calling for an armed-offender docket after four days of several killings and shootings.
Calls For Special St. Louis Gun Court Increase Two days after city judges rejected a proposal to create a special gun court in St. Louis, Missouri's attorney general and the city's police chief reiterated their support for the new approach at an urban crime summit at St. Louis University.
Koster Renews Call For Gun Court in St. Louis Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants state lawmakers to approve a special gun court in St. Louis after city judges rejected the move earlier this week.
Mo. Senator Says Legislature Will Consider Armed Offender Docket"I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city"
The Armed Offender Docket's Next Battleground: The Mo. LegislatureOn Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.
UPDATE: Judges Vote Against Armed Offender Docket PlanMayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.
New Way of Tracking Gun Criminals ProposedIt would be called the Armed Offender Docket.