Police Chief Sam Dotson

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Indictments First as Part of Feds’ Effort in St. Louis

Federal prosecutors in St. Louis announced the indictments of five men Wednesday for two separate killings, the first charges brought since the police chief reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s office to help stem violence in the city.


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Possible Committee Hearing After Protesters Tased Downtown

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French says we could see a public safety committee meeting next week on the topic of ongoing protests and the use of tasers.


Police Chief Sam Dotson responds to dangerous city ranking. (KMOX file photo)

Dotson Mindful of Potential Threats

“I’d be happy to talk to anybody that wants to talk about what’s going on, but I also saw earlier that people were not interested in listening,” Dotson says.


Danetta Williams, whose 14-year old daughter lost her eye in a shooting, wants residents to tell police who the criminals are

State Senator Wants Ten-Year Sentences for Gun Crimes

State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, Mayor Slay and Police Chief Dotson all vowed to fight gun violence.


Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Hancock & Kelley – Thursday, September 18 – STL Police Chief Sam Dotson; Elasticity CCO and Scottish Immigrant Mark Sutherland; Boots on the Ground in Iraq?; and Larry Kirchner on Darkness Haunted House

Michael and Debbie talk with STL Police Chief Sam Dotson about recent spat of shootings; with Elasticity CCO and Scottish Immigrant Mark I. Sutherland about today’s Scottish independent vote; about whether the U.S. needs boots on the ground in Iraq to battle ISIS; and with Larry Kirchner of Halloween Productions about the opening of Darkness Haunted House.


Protestors at a Sept. 10 hearing on the use of deadly force by St. Louis Police. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Police Chief Faces Questions about Deadly Force

Police Chief Sam Dotson was asked why police don’t fire warning shots before they kill a suspect.


Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

St. Louis Police Chief Says There’s a Contingency Plan in Place

Following yesterday’s fatal police-involved shooting in North St. Louis, Chief Sam Dotson is responding to questions about safety in the city.


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New Police Headquarters to Open This Weekend

The new police station on Olive Street replaces the current police headquarters on Clark Avenue.


Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Police to Move into New Headquarters

Police Chief Sam Dotson says the $6.3 million renovation is within budget.


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Judge Weighs Rewrite of Missouri Gun Rights Plan

A Missouri judge denied a request to stop election officials from distributing absentee ballots for a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with gun rights.



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