“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.
The federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri’s gun laws.
The goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.
Jeffrey Williams is accused of wounding the officers on March 12, during an early-morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson’s police chief. Both officers are expected to recover.
KC man tells officers he just snapped.
One person was arrested and another is wanted by police after shots were fired into a large crowd of people near the MetroLink station in the Delmar Loop.
Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy says while Schweich left no suicide note “on paper” at his Clayton home, detectives continue to search his electronic devices for any possible note or explanation into the shooting.
“It doesn’t make sense to me to let somebody out early on a gun crime, and I think we have to take a tougher approach to that,” Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says.
They told Lincoln County deputies they were teaching the 6-year-old boy about “stranger danger.”