Jon Belmar

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar receives a plaque during a Support Law Enforcement rally in Clayton, Mo. on January 24, 2015 (KMOX photo)

Pro-Police Rally Held In Clayton

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar was among those being saluted by members of the public

01/24/2015

Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins: This can't be compared to Ferguson, NYC deaths. We'll use video to investigate.  (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Berkeley Mayor: Surveillance Video Strong Evidence Officer Fired in Self-Defense

Berkeley mayor Theodore Hoskins is hoping to avert the kind of street violence that he saw in neighboring Ferguson just a few months ago.

12/24/2014

St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman (L) points to a man pointing a handgun at a Berkeley, Missouri, police officer in a surveillance video on a computer as St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar looks on during a early morning press conference in Clayton, Missouri, on December 24, 2014. St. Louis County Police are investigating a Berkeley officer-involved shooting death of an armed teenager at a convenience store on December 23, 2014. A large crowd of about 200 people quickly formed resulting in a confrontation with police, a fire at a gas station and several arrests. Berkley is located about two miles from Ferguson. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

UPDATED: Chief Belmar: Berkeley Officer Did Not Have Body Camera On

Police are investigating a fatal, officer-involved shooting in Berkeley.

12/24/2014

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar

Police Chief: Branding Officers as Racist is ‘Going to Cause Rift at Some Point’

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar is concerned “a rift” could be created if police officers are automatically branded as racist by critics.

12/04/2014

Tavon Austin #11, Jared Cook #89, Chris Givens #13 of the St. Louis Rams pay homage to Mike Brown by holing their hands up during their pre-game introduction against the Oakland Raiders at the Edward Jones Dome on November 30, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Rams Official Denies Team Apologized for Players’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Gestures

A St. Louis Rams official and a county police chief differed Monday about whether the team had apologized for the actions of five players who raised their hands during pregame festivities in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

12/02/2014

FERGUSON, MO - OCTOBER 22:  Police face off with demonstrators outside the police station as protests continue in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death on October 22, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Several days of civil unrest followed the August 9 shooting death of Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Today's protest was scheduled to coincide with a day of action planned to take place nationwide to draw attention to police brutality.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Command Worries About Radicals when Grand Jury Wraps Up

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says they are concerned that the Black Panthers or communist activists might blend in with peaceful protestors and try to hurt police.

11/17/2014

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McCaskill: Change of Leadership at Ferguson Police Department Would Be ‘Good Thing’

“I think it’s important we start with a clean slate,” she says.

11/07/2014

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during his daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room, October 27, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

White House Weighs-In On Ferguson Airspace Ban

The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there.

11/03/2014

St. Louis County Police Chief John Belmar denies  AP report that he pushed for flight ban over Ferguson to keep out the media

Police Chief Denies Seeking Media Flight Bans Over Ferguson

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said it was not a decision that originated with police.

11/03/2014

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More School Districts Join Request for a Sunday Grand Jury Announcement

The number of school districts asking for the grand jury’s decision on whether or not it will indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson to not be announced during the school day has grown to 20.

10/30/2014

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