Less Money Fewer Cops: Slay, Dotson Struggle For FundsWith red light cameras out of the equation, it's not clear how many officers could be hired even if aldermen pass a funding plan.
Mark Reardon: Chief Sam Dotson, Chief Jon Belmar, & Captain Ron JohnsonToday, 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.
St. Louis to Roll Out Police Diversity EffortThe city of St. Louis is looking to boost minority recruiting efforts in its police and fire departments.
Lawsuit: Missouri Lawmakers Would Redo Gun MeasureNew arguments are being raised against a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment that would enhance the right to bear arms.
St. Louis Police Chief Apologizes for "Slugs" CommentThe 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-DeputizationIt 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.
French, Dotson Discuss Crime in North St. LouisAlderman 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.
Conflicting Crime Stats Tell A Tale of Two CitiesOn 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."
Marijuana Lobbyist gets Go Ahead from Chief DotsonAttorney for Sgt. Gary Wiegert, Al Watkins, says Sgt. Wiegert's intention was never to make marijuana legal.
City Crime Up in February, But Not as Bad as JanuaryThe latest report from the St. Louis Chief of Police shows overall crime up ten-percent citywide.
Mayor Slay Concerned About January Crime WavePolice 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.