St. Louis Police Officers Association

Jeff Roorda, Business Manager for the St. Louis Police Officers' Association (KMOX)

SLPOA Business Manager Jeff Roorda Speaks Out on Rams Players’ Entrance

“Remember the hypocrisy here. The NFL and the Rams were on the phone with the St. Louis Police Department every day last week, wanting assurances that their players and their fans would be protected from the violent elements in these protests,” Roorda said.

12/01/2014

Jeff Roorda, Business Manager for the St. Louis Police Officers' Association (KMOX)

Union Official: Charges Seem Unlikely for Darren Wilson

Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the AP “mistook what I said.”

11/20/2014

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on October, 11 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Civil rights organizations, protest groups and people from around the country were protesting the August 9 shooting of Brown, 18, which involved Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson in the suburban town of Ferguson near St. Louis.  Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images

Officer Who Called Protestor’s Boss Fully Backed By Union

A police officer has the same right to free speech as any protestor – that’s the defense voiced by the police union for an officer who called a protestor’s boss.

10/17/2014

Protesters display signs during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014,  in St. Louis, Missouri. Wilson is the Ferguson Police Officer involved in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 9. Black and white Americans have sharply divided opinions over the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer and the consequent protests, a poll showed Friday. A majority of blacks, or 57 percent, think that Brown's shooting was "not justified," the New York Times/CBS News poll found, a view shared by only 18 percent of white respondents. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. Thomas        (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Fundraising Campaigns for Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Halt Donations

The two fundraising campaigns set up to collect money for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson have stopped accepting donations.

09/02/2014

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

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