Police Chief Sam Dotson tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the location of Mansur Ball-Bey’s wound neither proves nor disproves two officers’ accounts that Ball-Bey pointed a gun at them before they shot at him Wednesday.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson promised to show the public a video from the front line of police at his news conference Wednesday regarding the protests at Page Avenue and Walton Road in north St. Louis.
Later Wednesday, police made nine arrests and used tear gas to clear a street after protesters ignored commands and threw glass bottles and rocks at officers, Dotson said.
Police say dead suspect was one of two who ran from house while officers serving search warrant.
Killings coordinated on social media have the attention of major city police chiefs who met this week in Washington, D.C.
Dotson says the credit can go mainly to the FBI for bringing resources together for the city of St. Louis.
Fair Saint Louis will have a chain link perimeter fence and plain-clothes police officers to keep the area safe.
Former St. Louis Police Chief Tim Fitch says Charleston, S.C.’s gun laws are similar to ours in St. Louis.
Missouri laws may not allow police to keep the protest outside the Saint Louis Zoo’s walls.
A crowd of fifty cyclists gathered on a vacant lot at the scene to show their support.