Sam Dotson

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

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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

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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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Man Pulls Gun on Police While Toddler Sits in Back Seat

A loaded AR-15 assault rifle was also reportedly next to the toddler.

02/21/2015

A crowd gathers after an officer-involved shooting in North St. Louis (Brett Blume, KMOX)

Police Do Not Request Criminal Charges in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

The Force Investigative Unit has concluded its investigation into the fatal shooting death of Kajieme Powell, and the findings have been referred to the Circuit Attorney’s office.

02/17/2015

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St. Louis Police Making Progress in Case of Missing Money

St. Louis police are getting closer to solving the case of some $200,000 missing from the Ethical Society of Police.

02/17/2015

Parade goers plead for beads being thrown from floats during the St. Louis Mardi Gras parade in St. Louis  on February 9, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Let the Good Times Roll!

Organizers are hoping the windy, cold weather predicted for Saturday won’t put a chill on the annual Soulard Mardi Gras Parade.

02/13/2015

St. Louis Circut Attorney Jennifer Joyce tells reporters the specifics of a new law that will deal with drunk drivers in St. Louis on December 30, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Man’s Long Journey to Jail and Back

St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce tells the story of Cornelius Anderson.

02/06/2015

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