Police on Saturday identified the deceased as 34-year-old Danond Hall of St. Louis.
Hot spot policing has been highly touted by city leaders as a way to turn around troubled neighborhoods on the city’s north side.
Police Chief Sam Dotson will meet with the Cardinals Monday to map out security plans and says a wide array of tools and tactics will be on display.
“Officers will patrol in uniform, driving marked police vehicle, as well as in an undercover capacity, in unmarked vehicles,” the department announced Tuesday.
Two days after city judges rejected a proposal to create a special gun court in St. Louis, Missouri’s attorney general and the city’s police chief reiterated their support for the new approach at an urban crime summit at St. Louis University.
“I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city”
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and Missouri State Senator Eric Schmitt discuss gun courts and gun legislation.
On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.
Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.
Judge Jack Garvey wants to add court divisions dedicated to armed robberies and cases involving the unlawful use of weapons. Circuit judges are expected to vote September 16.