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St. Louis firefighter Victor Wooten and Capt. Bryan Radley (R) check a building in north St. Louis on August 20, 2015 that was destroyed by fire the night before. St. Louis police officers shot and killed an 18-year-old near the building, after they arrived to serve a search warrant. The action brought out protesters looting businesses and burning several abandon buildings. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Calls for Calm, Fear of More Trouble Tonight in North St. Louis

“This is not just about the police shooting a young man,” Moore said. “It’s about life, period. About what’s acceptable and what’s not.”

08/20/2015

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Police Video: Protesters Throw Rocks, Bricks at Police

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson promised to show the public a video from the front line of police at his news conference Wednesday regarding the protests at Page Avenue and Walton Road in north St. Louis.

08/20/2015

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Protests, Fires After Deadly Police-Involved Shooting

Later Wednesday, police made nine arrests and used tear gas to clear a street after protesters ignored commands and threw glass bottles and rocks at officers, Dotson said.

08/19/2015

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St. Louis Police Officer Shot; Police Searching for 4 Suspects

A St. Louis police officer was shot Tuesday morning and the suspects are at large.

07/14/2015

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Mom of Teen Wounded by St. Louis Police Questions Shooting

The mother of an armed, 16-year-old boy shot and paralyzed last weekend by St. Louis police is questioning whether officers needed to fire upon her son.

07/13/2015

SLMPD chief Sam Dotson (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

St. Louis Police Officer Shoots 16-Year-Old, Teen in Serious Condition

Brandon Claxton was grazed above the eye, hit once in the arm and once in the stomach.

07/11/2015

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson speaks before the Aldermanic Public Safety Committee on July 9, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

St. Louis Aldermen Grill Police Chief on Rising Murder Rate

With murder up 58 percent this year in the city, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson faced questions about whether his redistricting plan has spread officers too thin.

07/09/2015

Rashad Edwards (Courtesy of SLMPD)

Probationer Charged with 1st-Degree Murder – Dotson Blames Judge

St. 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.

07/08/2015

File photo of handcuffs.  (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Two Guns Nabbed From Men In Line For Fair Saint Louis

The Circuit Attorney’s office issued warrants for unlawful use of a weapon against 22-year-old Roderick Roberson of Belleville, Illinois, and against 17-year-old Keion Peay of North St. Louis.

07/06/2015

Fireworks illuminate the sky near the Gateway Arch on the St. Louis riverfront on the last night of Fair St. Louis on July 4, 2011.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

FBI Warning of Terror Attack Heightens Fair’s Security

Fair Saint Louis will have a chain link perimeter fence and plain-clothes police officers to keep the area safe.

07/02/2015

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