St. Louis Police Short-Staffed as Murder Rate ClimbsA grim-faced St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced the numbers at police headquarters - 188 killings, 18 percent more than the year before - and violent crime was up 7 percent in the city in 2015.
Man Dies After Struggle with Police in St. Louis City Jail CellDotson says the man struggled with up to six officers, and during the struggle, as officers were attempting to put handcuffs on him, the man fell to his knees and hit his head on a concrete bench inside the cell.
St. Louis Police Chief Says Chicago Charges JustifiedSays officer's actions "set our profession back".
Minority Police Group to Declare 'No Confidence' in Chief DotsonThe Ethical Society of Police lists four points of dissatisfaction, including the promotion of mostly white officers.
Crime Spike Has South St. Louis Residents ConcernedChief Dotson says hot-spot policing is responding, and arrests have been made.
Subcommittee On Police Use Of Force Holds First Hearing"Only in the protection of a human being is deadly force allowed."
Concerned Holly Hills Residents Meet with Chief DotsonThree carjackings in recent months, shootings, break-ins - Holly Hills residents say their once quiet neighborhood is out of control.
Dotson Calling for More Federal Help for Fighting CrimeGuns, drugs, judges and gangs - those were the common threads 20 of the nation's police chiefs talked about when they got together in Washington this week for a summit on this year's spike in violent crime.
St. Louis Police to Increase Security for Baseball PlayoffsSt. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says officers will be in greater numbers for the best-of-five series that gets under way Friday. Game 2 is on Saturday.
SLMPD's Real-Time Crime Center Paying DividendsDotson says 48 arrests were made due to the hits that came as a result of the LPRs, with a resulting 126 criminal charges.
Police Chief Blames Aldermen for No New OfficersSt. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is standing firm - the Board of Aldermen is the reason more police officers haven’t been hired.
Dotson: 'Person of Interest' Identified in Downtown Robbery, ShootingSt. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has confirmed via his Twitter account that a "person of interest" has been identified in the armed robbery and shooting Friday in downtown St. Louis that left a man paralyzed.