St. Louis Police Officers Association
Roorda says officers want better bullet-proof vests capable of stopping higher-caliber bullets.
“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.
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.”
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.
The two fundraising campaigns set up to collect money for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson have stopped accepting donations.
The St. Louis Police Union called the Chief to complain, and the Chief issued an apology to his officers.
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.
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.
Cary Ball Jr., 25, was shot and killed by police downtown on April 24, 2013 following a car chase, crash, and foot pursuit.
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.