Killings coordinated on social media have the attention of major city police chiefs who met this week in Washington, D.C.
Boone says his demonstration has only had one bad encounter.
City’s murder total has topped 100 in mid-July, compared to 71 through July 2014.
There were three murders in the city of St. Louis within a three-hour span early Sunday.
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.
Police release final three names of Friday killing spree involving alleged gunman Joseph Aldridge (pictured)
Aldermanic President Lewis Reed has asked the city’s budget director to find spendable money in the existing budget.
Police have released no information on suspects in either case.
A University of Missouri – St. Louis researcher says emotions aside, the number of black youth who have been fatally shot by white police officers has been fairly low in recent years.
A spike in murders highlights the latest monthly crime report in the city of St. Louis.