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ACLU Calls for More Checks and Balances of Local Control of St. Louis Police Dept.

St. Louis Police are now under the control of Mayor Francis Slay, and that has raised concerns of too much power in one person’s hands.

09/12/2013

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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City of St. Louis to Take Control of Police Department Sunday

It will be the end of an era tomorrow, as the state appointed St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners holds its last scheduled meeting.

08/30/2013

Clarence Seedorf, Diego Simeone and Paulo Sousa

St. Louis Police Prepared For Saturday’s Soccer Match

“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.

08/07/2013

St. Louis Police Department Major Jerry Leyshock speaks with youth ballplayers at a Police Athletic League baseball clinic in Fox Park on July 27, 2013 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Police & Youths Playing Baseball

St. Louis police officers treat area youths to a free clinic in Fox Park, staffed by volunteers.

07/27/2013

Ralph Cato

Man Charged In Fatal Front Porch Shooting

Ralph Cato has been charged after approaching a front porch in St. Louis and opening fire.

07/17/2013

Holiday Weekend Keeps the Missouri Highway Patrol Busy

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 13 people died during the 4th of July holiday weekend, compared to three deaths last year in a shorter period of time.

07/08/2013

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Police Chief: Cyber Crimes Unit Large Enough

Craigslist is an increasingly popular tool in the arsenal of St. Louis scam artists but the city’s police chief says his team of seven is large enough.

07/01/2013

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