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Mark Reardon: Gun Courts In St. Louis

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and Missouri State Senator Eric Schmitt discuss gun courts and gun legislation.

09/17/2013

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

The Armed Offender Docket’s Next Battleground: The Mo. Legislature

On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.

09/17/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Judges Vote Against Armed Offender Docket Plan

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.

09/16/2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signs executive order returning control of the police department back to the citizens of St. Louis after being run by the State of Missouri for 152 years. Looking on at the August 31, 2013 ceremony are (L to R) St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, Police Board Commissioners Erwin Switzer, Richard Gray and Bettye Battlle-Turner.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

City Officials Reiterate Support for Gun Court

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.

09/05/2013

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson with Mayor Slay talks crime numbers

Mark Reardon: Mayor Francis Slay & Police Chief Sam Dotson In Studio

Mayor Francis Slay and Police Chief Sam Dotson join us in studio to discuss the Gun Court Docket and House Bill 436.

09/05/2013

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Chief Dotson Determined to Find Who Sent Racist Letter

“It’s extremely serious,” Doston told KMOX. “This is not what we expect, this is not the type of environment that we have.”

09/04/2013

New St. Louis Police Headquarters

St. Louis Police Set Timeline For New Headquarters

The renovations to the Olive building should be finished by mid-April, according to the police chief, and the moving vans will be busy next summer.

09/03/2013

Motorcycle left behind after fatal crash on August 31, 2013 (credit: KMOV-TV)

Motorcycle Hits Unmarked Squad Car, Rider Dies

Authorities say Michael Evans of Harrisburg, Ill. was in St. Louis for the 2013 Ride of the Century event.

09/01/2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signs executive order returning control of the police department back to the citizens of St. Louis after being run by the State of Missouri for 152 years. Looking on at the August 31, 2013 ceremony are (L to R) St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, Police Board Commissioners Erwin Switzer, Richard Gray and Bettye Battlle-Turner.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mayor Slay Signs Off On Local Police Control

State-appointed police board adjourns, turning over management to city.

08/31/2013

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Double Shooting Leaves One Dead in St. Louis

Police chief says investigators aren’t getting much cooperation from victims and witnesses.

08/31/2013

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