National Guard in north St. Louis? ‘Unacceptable’, says Public Safety Director
Apr10

National Guard in north St. Louis? ‘Unacceptable’, says Public Safety Director

A north side alderman is being criticized for his call for a military presence in the streets of St. Louis to address the high rate of violence. Over the weekend, Brandon Bosley, a freshman alderman who represents the 3rd Ward, shocked many by calling on Missouri Governor Mike Parson to send the National Guard to patrol the streets of St. Louis City. “We’re going to have tanks on every damn corner,” Bosley told the Post-Dispatch....

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Week to honor crime victims begins this weekend
Apr04

Week to honor crime victims begins this weekend

Kate Alexander knows the pain that a gunshot death can cause to a family member or friend of a victim. As a therapist for the Crime Victim Center of St. Louis, she’s heard their stories. Now that center is taking steps to remember the number of gunshot victims and to cut the number of future victims, by sponsoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in this area. The week sponsored by the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime will be April...

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Former police officer sentenced in corruption case
Apr04

Former police officer sentenced in corruption case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in federal prison for taking bribes to provide information to a chiropractor. Mark Taylor is one of four ex-officers implicated in the case. He was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Taylor took bribes in exchange for providing un-redacted accident reports to chiropractor Mitchell E. Davis and his wife, Galina, who used the reports to solicit...

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Police department wants chemical agent restrictions lifted
Apr04

Police department wants chemical agent restrictions lifted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge should end restrictions on when St. Louis police use chemical agents such as pepper spray and tear gas to break up protests, according to a court filing on behalf of the police department. The 39-page motion filed Friday seeks to dissolve a preliminary injunction issued in 2017 after the American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of protesters who took to the streets in response to the acquittal of...

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St.Louis hosts warrant amnesty program
Feb22

St.Louis hosts warrant amnesty program

DOWNTOWN – Individuals in St. Louis with outstanding warrants may be able to receive amnesty through a program hosted by the St. Louis Municipal Court. From March 4 through 6, the Court will forgive warrants for people with misdemeanors – save for cases of DUIs, leaving the scene of an accident, or any charge related to prostitution. People can be assured that they won’t face arrest for showing up to court on these days....

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Hayden, Edwards remain blind to corruption in their department
Jan30

Hayden, Edwards remain blind to corruption in their department

Within the last 60 days, four St. Louis police officers were indicted for beating another officer who was black, on-duty and undercover; another police officer was indicted after he and his partner violated department rules and went to his house while on-duty, meeting up with a female officer who was off-duty and ended up shooting and killing her; and two more officers were charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action...

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