Local Control

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Police Accountability Dominates Meeting on Local Control

“I’m scared to call the police,” said a woman Wednesday night. She was among several people who called for a citizen’s review board.


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ACLU Calls for More Checks and Balances of Local Control of St. Louis Police Dept.

St. Louis Police are now under the control of Mayor Francis Slay, and that has raised concerns of too much power in one person’s hands.


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City of St. Louis to Take Control of Police Department Sunday

It will be the end of an era tomorrow, as the state appointed St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners holds its last scheduled meeting.


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Police Transition Committee Meets For First Time

After more than a century-and-a-half of state control, St. Louis will regain oversight of its own police department starting Sept. 1.


Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

New Details on Dotson’s Plan to Reduce Police Districts

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has given more details on a proposal that would reduce the city’s nine police districts, perhaps to about six.


Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

New Chief Dotson Vows Hands Off Police Pension — For Now

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–After getting the job of top cop with the help of Mayor Slay, newly-sworn-in Police Chief Sam Dotson says he won’t play politics or hesitate to stand up to the Mayor if he feels […]


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Concerns Over Pension, Lack of Street Experience Surround New Police Chief

A longtime critic of local control of the St. Louis Police Department is raising critical questions about the selection of the new Chief, Sam Dotson.


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St. Louis Police Union President Dislikes Local Control

The St. Louis police union president says rank-and-file officers don’t favor local control.


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NAACP and ACLU Warn Of Local Control Problems

Jamala Rogers, spokesperson for “Citizens Against Prop A,” says part of the problem is that Prop. A would allow the department to close off access to records.


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Two Missouri Initiatives Qualify For November Ballot

Missouri voters will be asked in November to raise the state’s tobacco tax and let St. Louis run its own police department.



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