Chief Sam Dotson

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Lawsuit: Missouri Lawmakers Would Redo Gun Measure

New arguments are being raised against a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment that would enhance the right to bear arms.

06/24/2014

Cartoon on Coptalk depicting Chief Sam Dotson as a slug farmer

St. Louis Police Chief Apologizes for “Slugs” Comment

The St. Louis Police Union called the Chief to complain, and the Chief issued an apology to his officers.

04/28/2014

St. Louis City, County Officers Will Soon Begin Cross-Deputization

It would allow officers to make more arrests in each other’s jurisdiction. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says it’s not a step toward a merger.

12/11/2013

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French, Dotson Discuss Crime in North St. Louis

Alderman Antonio French wants Chief Sam Dotson to assign police officers to watch more than two dozen cameras already set up in north St. Louis neighborhoods.

11/21/2013

Police Chief Sam Dotson responds to dangerous city ranking. (KMOX file photo)

Conflicting Crime Stats Tell A Tale of Two Cities

On the same morning he was claiming crime is heading down, Police Chief Sam Dotson was confronted with the latest ranking of St. Louis as the “fourth most dangerous city in the nation.”

07/17/2013

Sam Dotson

Marijuana Lobbyist gets Go Ahead from Chief Dotson

Attorney for Sgt. Gary Wiegert, Al Watkins, says Sgt. Wiegert’s intention was never to make marijuana legal.

07/03/2013

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

City Crime Up in February, But Not as Bad as January

The latest report from the St. Louis Chief of Police shows overall crime up ten-percent citywide.

03/20/2013

Mayor Slay speaking as a member of the St. Louis Police Board

Mayor Slay Concerned About January Crime Wave

Police board members watched the numbers on a slide show as the Chief tallied the increase: murder up 36 percent, rape up 62 percent, robbery up 57 percent, aggravated assault up nine percent, larceny up 46 percent, and arson up 44 percent.

02/20/2013

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