“Anytime I think anything is criminal or inappropriate, it is my duty and my responsibility to stand up and say so,” Dotson says.
After more than a century-and-a-half of state control, St. Louis will regain oversight of its own police department starting Sept. 1.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says he doesn’t know how he feels about the plan to lobby the FBI to let the City and County report crime stats as one.
You probably have heard it before: St. Louis unfairly tops all those most dangerous city lists, because other cities get to combine their crime stats with their suburban counties and St. Louis doesn’t.
“We’ve asked our FBI friends to give us a threat assessment and they say there are no credible threats toward St. Louis,” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says.
Just several hours after Monday’s shooting, Police Chief Dotson tweeted that no one has been willing to come forward to give police information. He went on to say “We must do better.”
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson joins us in studio to discuss recent car break-ins at Forest Park.
Missouri’s current prison population is 31,400 inmates, just about 100 inmates less than operating capacity. Corrections Director George Lombardi says they are ready to handle what courts send them.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sparked debate over the police’s use of a license plate recognition system.
“If it’s an incident in the city, it’s on the front page. If it’s an incident in the county, it’s page seven,” Dotson says.