STL Police Use KC 'Call-In' Method to Lower CrimeDotson says they were also warned that their family and friends could face utility shut-offs for unpaid bills if they get in trouble, again.
Dotson Singles Out Judge After Probation Leads to DeathDotson says he's thinking of creating a website to track the sentencing records of circuit court judges, so voters can see who's tough on crime and who's not.
Probationer Charged with 1st-Degree Murder - Dotson Blames JudgeSt. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is calling out Circuit Judge Margaret Neill after she issued a second probation to a gun felon who is now accused of shooting and killing a man just last week.
Former Fox District Student Sues Over Teacher AssaultA federal lawsuit accuses a St. Louis-area school district of failing to protect a former student from being sexually assaulted by a teacher.
Circuit Attorney Supports Tougher Sentences for 'Frequent Flyers'St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says probation may be appropriate for first-time offenders, but not for what she calls “frequent flyers” who are receiving several chances at the risk of public safety.
Mayor Slay Responds to Probation for Gun Felons"It is very frustrating to see this high percentage of individuals, charged with gun crimes, go right back on our streets, with little or no consequences," Slay says.
Criminologist Weighs In on Gun InfoA local criminologist says it looks like the judges aren't any tougher on gun crimes here than they were in 2011.
Judges' New Gun Docket Gives Out More Probation Than Prison Time"We arrest criminals and they say 'I'm not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I'll get paper the second time,'" complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.
Highway Shootout Suspect on Probation for Earlier Gun CrimeSt. Louis Circuit Court Judge Margaret M. Neil may have played a role in this week's wild, weaving shootout on Interstate 44 - without ever intending to.
Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Killing Two PuppiesA Jefferson County man is sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation for killing two puppies he claimed were "sick."
St. Louis Mayor Slay Meets with Judges About Stricter SentencesSt. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says at least some judges are hearing his concerns - stricter sentences for violent offenders is what he wants to see.
South St. Louis Man Dead in Officer-Involved ShootingThe officer-involved shooting happened before 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Minnesota in South St. Louis.