The downtown halfway house is raising concerns about crime in the area.
A supervisory agent and a telecommunications specialist for the Drug Enforcement Administration were arrested Wednesday on charges they were running a strip club in New Jersey on the sly.
Hot spot policing comes to an area in north St. Louis that has seen an increase in violent crime.
UMSL Criminologist working with National Academy of Sciences on expanding national crime reporting
At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.
St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.
A guest on someone’s private property could soon have legal rights to use deadly force if the property owner gives consent.
A local criminologist says it looks like the judges aren’t any tougher on gun crimes here than they were in 2011.
“We arrest criminals and they say ‘I’m not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I’ll get paper the second time,'” complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.
St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Margaret M. Neil may have played a role in this week’s wild, weaving shootout on Interstate 44 – without ever intending to.