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St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson join Mark Reardon in studio. (KMOX/ Dave Cline)

Mark Reardon: Chief Sam Dotson, Chief Jon Belmar, & Captain Ron Johnson

Today, on a special edition of the Reardon Roundtable, St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson join Mark to discuss preparation for the upcoming Grand Jury decision in the Michael Brown case among other topics.


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St. Louis to Roll Out Police Diversity Effort

The city of St. Louis is looking to boost minority recruiting efforts in its police and fire departments.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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.”


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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.


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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.


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.


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