He says it took officers away from hot spot policing duties.
Hot spot policing comes to an area in north St. Louis that has seen an increase in violent crime.
A plan to ask St. Louis City voters to raise some taxes and fees to hire more police is getting support from St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson.
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.
The report suggests the best way to serve the community is to train recruits for St. Louis city and county police in a single, state-of-the-art training center.
St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.
The bill passed 32 to 2 and now heads to the House.
Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don’t believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism.
The St. Louis Police open up the doors to their new state-of-the-art “Real Time Crime Center.”
In the wake of a recorded beating of a man on a MetroLink train, efforts are underway to increase security on the light rail system.