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A St. Louis Police Department vehicle is pictured in front of the old police headquarters in downtown St. Louis on November 7, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Police Accountability Dominates Meeting on Local Control

“I’m scared to call the police,” said a woman Wednesday night. She was among several people who called for a citizen’s review board.


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Dotson: Park Smart During Show-Me Bowl

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has a warning for football fans this weekend: “Don’t bring your gun downtown.”


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Mark Reardon: RNC Chair Reince Priebus & Police Chief Sam Dotson

RNC Chair Reince Preibus discusses the plummeting poll numbers for President Obama.


St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson held his first twitter town hall Monday.  (photo credit: twitter)

Chief Dotson Fields Questions on Drones, Civilian Review in Twitter Town Hall

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said he enjoyed the lively conversation he had with residents this afternoon via Twitter.


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Chief Dotson To Hold Twitter Town Hall

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson will use part of his Veterans Day to talk with citizens on Twitter.


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Suspect Shot, Killed by Police in Hamilton Heights Neighborhood

Police on Saturday identified the deceased as 34-year-old Danond Hall of St. Louis.


St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson talks to officers on October 24, 2013.

Police Start Second Phase of ‘Hot Spot’ Plan in North Side Neighborhoods

Hot spot policing has been highly touted by city leaders as a way to turn around troubled neighborhoods on the city’s north side.


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St. Louis Police Prepare For World Series Security

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.


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Police Increase Patrols in Fountain Park, Lewis Place Neighborhoods

“Officers will patrol in uniform, driving marked police vehicle, as well as in an undercover capacity, in unmarked vehicles,” the department announced Tuesday.


St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (L) and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley listen as St. Louis Police detective Jerod Breit talks about gang violence during the Attorney General's Urban Crime Summit in St. Louis on September 18, 2013. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is holding the week long meetings in Kansas City and St. Louis, featuring speakers that will help spur ideas that will eventually lower the crime rate throughout the State of Missouri. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Calls For Special St. Louis Gun Court Increase

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.