On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.
Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.
At 588 feet tall, One AT&T is downtown’s third-largest structure behind the Gateway Arch and the Metropolitan Square building.
Judge Jack Garvey wants to add court divisions dedicated to armed robberies and cases involving the unlawful use of weapons. Circuit judges are expected to vote September 16.
Mayor Francis Slay and Police Chief Sam Dotson join us in studio to discuss the Gun Court Docket and House Bill 436.
Dean Michael Wolff is convening a meeting Wednesday of some 60 public policy officials to talk about Mayor Francis Slay’s proposal for an armed offenders docket.
State-appointed police board adjourns, turning over management to city.
“Anytime I think anything is criminal or inappropriate, it is my duty and my responsibility to stand up and say so,” Dotson says.
Spokeswoman Meghan Spork said Polli will reach speeds of 140 mph as he does stunts such as flips during the three-minute flight over downtown.
Just several hours after Monday’s shooting, Police Chief Dotson tweeted that no one has been willing to come forward to give police information. He went on to say “We must do better.”