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Cartoon on Coptalk depicting Chief Sam Dotson as a slug farmer

St. Louis Police Chief Apologizes for “Slugs” Comment

The St. Louis Police Union called the Chief to complain, and the Chief issued an apology to his officers.

04/28/2014

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Off-Duty Police Can Carry Handguns at Busch Stadium, Scottrade Center

If you’re going to the Blues or Cardinals games tonight, there’s a chance the person sitting next to you may be carrying a handgun.

04/25/2014

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

An external view of Edward Jones Dome taken September 28, 2008 (Getty/Dilip Vishwanat)

Can the Rams Ban Off-Duty Police from Carrying Guns?

The Rams say they’ll block any off-duty cops who try to bring guns to the Edward Jones Dome. It’s a policy handed down from the league.

11/22/2013

Ronnell Hood

Judge Speaks Out Following Outrage Over Light Sentence

As an associate judge, Stovall-Reed usually handles lesser cases, but was assigned to the Ronnell Hood case to help with the docket backlog.

01/15/2013

Ronnell Hood

Police Shocked Over ‘Insulting’ Sentence Given To Gunman

A man who fired on St. Louis Police with an assault rifle in 2010 received a four year sentence. Prosecutors sought 20 years.

01/07/2013

Crime-Police-Lights

Charlie Brennan: Police Changes, Blind Coverage, Same-sex Marriage & Austism

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom is proposing to reduce the city’s nine police districts and downsize his command staff.

05/10/2012

Jeff Roorda, St. Louis Police Officers Association

Proposed Police Cuts Draw Fire From Police Union

Police union warns safety of public and officers would be at risk

04/18/2012

POLICE

Charlie Brennan: Police Layoffs, Tony La Russa & Mike Shannon

Charlie talks with Police Union Business Manager Jeff Roorda about possible police offcers’ layoffs; with Actor/Director Alex Hyde-White; with STL County Library Director Charles Pace about tax levy ballot initiative; with Tony La Russa, former STL Cardinals Skipper; with Washburn Univ. Prof. Paul Byrne about TIF’s; and with STL Cards Broadcaster Mike Shannon.

04/18/2012

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