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Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Search On for Police Civilian Review Board Panelists Who Don’t Have Ax to Grind

Some aldermen say they want panel members who don’t have a bias – for or against – the police.

05/15/2015

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Frustrated St. Louis Police Chief Calls for More Officers

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.

05/07/2015

The scene of an officer-involved shooting on Ridge at Academy. (Photo: Maria Keena/KMOX)

UPDATED: Officer-Involved Shooting at Ridge and Academy

There has been an officer-involved shooting in the 5000 block of Ridge in the city of St. Louis.

04/27/2015

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Judges’ New Gun Docket Gives Out More Probation Than Prison Time

“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.

04/27/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Dotson: St. Louis City Can’t Afford Body Cameras

Dotson has set up a committee to look at “best practices” from those already using them, but he says right now the city can’t afford them.

04/20/2015

Police interviewing witnesses of a shooting along the Delmar Loop on Saturday, March 31st, 2012. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Police Form Unit to Stop Nightspot Violence

Rapid Response Team will target popular entertainment districts.

04/03/2015

Crime tape blocks off area of officer-involved shooting in South St. Louis. Quiet as people who live in area watch. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

South St. Louis Man Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting

The officer-involved shooting happened before 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Minnesota in South St. Louis.

02/03/2015

KMOX file photo.

Mo. Highway Patrol Declines to Help St. Louis Police

The Highway Patrol does not have the funding to assign troopers in the city, Col. Ron Replogle told Missouri’s Senate Appropriations Committee.

02/02/2015

INTRATEC 9mm recovered from the suspect involved in last night’s officer-involved shooting incident at Marcus and Cottage. Photo courtesy of the SLMPD.

UPDATED: Man Shot, Killed by St. Louis Police

Police say he pulled TEC-9 with extended clip on officers.

01/22/2015

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Police Chief Dotson’s Sister Arrested for Drunk Driving

The sister of St Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson was arrested around 4:30 this afternoon on suspicion of drunk driving.

07/07/2013

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