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Child Shot and Killed in South St. Louis

Detectives are hoping a teenager can help them identify and track down the criminal who fired shots into a south St. Louis home last night, killing an 11-year-old boy.

03/27/2014

Major Caruso and Captains Spicer & Kegel at the first roll call of the new Districts 3 & 4. (photo credit: @ChiefSLMPD)

St. Louis Police Launch Redistricting Plan

It’s official. The St. Louis Police Department implemented their redistricting plan early Monday morning changing nine police districts into six.

01/27/2014

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

Mark Reardon: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson Talks Crime Numbers

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson discusses the latest crime numbers for the City of St. Louis.

01/14/2014

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Dotson: St. Louis Crime Down, Despite Increase in Murders

The number of murders investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department in 2013 rose from the year before, but St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said overall the latest crime statistics paint a better picture than in years past.

01/13/2014

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Chief Dotson Gets Mixed Year Review from Police Officers Association

One year after Sam Dotson was promoted to St. Louis Police Chief he is credited for opening the lines of communication with his officers, but also criticized for not backing them up.

12/30/2013

Cary Ball Sr. and Toni Taylor file suit after police shot and killed their son, Cary Ball Jr. (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Police Union Unhappy FBI Will Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Cary Ball Jr., 25, was shot and killed by police downtown on April 24, 2013 following a car chase, crash, and foot pursuit.

12/20/2013

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.

12/19/2013

car break-ins

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.”

11/29/2013

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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.

11/20/2013

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.

11/11/2013

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