Sam Dotson

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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.

04/27/2015

(Courtesy of St.Louis Police Department)

St. Louis Police Open ‘Real Time Crime Center’

The St. Louis Police open up the doors to their new state-of-the-art “Real Time Crime Center.”

04/17/2015

St. Louis Police

Dotson: Plenty of Blame for Violent Crime Increase to Go Around

Dotson says a lack of help for those dealing with issues that lead to crime are leaving police alone on the front lines.

04/14/2015

Courtroom

St. Louis Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

A St. Louis police officer accused of working with drug dealers, pleads guilty in federal court.

04/06/2015

MetroLink beating

MetroLink Beating Prompts Increase in Police Patrol

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.

04/06/2015

Police interviewing witnesses of a shooting along the Delmar Loop on Saturday, March 31st, 2012. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Police Form Unit to Stop Nightspot Violence

Rapid Response Team will target popular entertainment districts.

04/03/2015

An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

More Police Officers and a ‘No Violence Alliance’ – What’s the Status?

Mayor Slay says aldermen have to approve plan for more police, and Kansas City lessons are still being digested.

03/24/2015

File photo of a police car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Federal Probe into SLMPD – Are St. Louis Officers Working for Drug Dealers?

KMOX News has learned that at least four – and as many as 25 – city police officers are under investigation. Sources tell us the the probe is centered on whether officers were hired to provide protection for drug dealers.

03/05/2015

she's a pistol shooting

Chief Dotson Blasts Amendment Allowing Felons to be Armed

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is not blaming Circuit Judge Robert Dierker’s decision to drop gun possession charges against a convicted felon – he’s holding legislators responsible.

03/02/2015

(Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Hot-Spot Policing – Don’t Warm Up Your Car for Thieves

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says car thieves are going shopping for free cars on these cold mornings.

02/23/2015

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