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St. Louis Police Academy graduation on August 28, 2014. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

First City Police Academy Class Graduates Following Unrest in Ferguson

There was extra applause along with higher expectations for the first St. Louis Police Academy class to graduate since the events in Ferguson.

08/29/2014

Police watch as demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Unrest Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

The cost of extra policing in Ferguson after rioting and looting that followed the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old could cost local, Missouri and federal taxpayers millions of dollars.

08/28/2014

Police officers work to keep order as demonstrators express their feelings on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How Much Will Police Response in Ferguson Cost Taxpayers?

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says police don’t get to pick and choose which crises they’d like to respond to.

08/21/2014

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

St. Louis Police Promise Transparency After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

St. Louis Police are vowing more transparency in the wake of a fatal officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

08/20/2014

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Police Chief Questions Tactics in Ferguson, Won’t Send More Officers

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says he was so concerned by the way police handled rioting and unrest in nearby Ferguson that he’s no longer sending his city’s officers to assist.

08/14/2014

2700 block of Accomac, where St. Louis College of Pharmacy student was killed in a driveby shooting.  (Credit: KMOX)

Police Continue Investigation Into Shooting Death of St. Louis Pharmacy Student

The March 1st shooting in the 2700 block of Accomac took the life of 20-year-old Nicholas Kapusniak of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

03/13/2014

Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Federal ‘Strong Cities’ Program To Focus On North City

Last week St. Louis was chosen to be part of a federal program called Strong Cities, Strong Communities. Police Chief Sam Dotson sees the possibilities.

01/22/2014

A U.S. Senate committee called on drone industry experts to testify about the future use of drones in law enforcement. (AFP/Getty/Brendan Smialowski)

St. Louis Police Looking Into Using Drones

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is pushing forward with a drone surveillance program.

10/14/2013

Photo: KMOX

Hot Spot Policing Arrives in Fountain Park Neighborhood

“We want to support neighborhoods,” Dotson said, “This is a very active neighborhood, a very vibrant neighborhood. We want to keep it that way.”

10/02/2013

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster promoting anti-smurfing campaign at Ladue Pharmacy.

Mo AG Koster Warns Smurfers They Could Go to Jail

CLAYTON, MO–(KMOX)–Ladue Pharmacy is participating in a voluntary statewide program to educate the public about the illegal practice known as “smurfing’ — buying cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine for somebody else making meth. Missouri Attorney General […]

04/18/2013

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