Region’s prosecutors discuss public safety
Jan29

Region’s prosecutors discuss public safety

FOREST PARK— Moving St. Louis in a more harmonious direction requires hard work from the entire St. Louis region. During a panel discussion Thursday at the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis residents had the chance to talk with local prosecutors who pledged their help to get us closer to that goal.  Presented by Focus St. Louis and Forward Through Ferguson, the public safety forum gave individuals an opportunity to lead the...

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St. Louis officer charged with killing another officer
Jan26

St. Louis officer charged with killing another officer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A male St. Louis police officer was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a female officer during what was described as a deadly game with a revolver. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charge against Nathaniel Hendren, 29, in the death of 24-year-old Katlyn Alix, as they allegedly played a game in which a revolver’s cylinder was emptied, one bullet put back and the two...

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City “should be embarrassed” about level of violence
Jan25

City “should be embarrassed” about level of violence

HAMILTON HEIGHTS — James Clark, vice president of Better Family Life, shared his thoughts with The NorthSider on what it would take for the organization to ramp up its violence de-escalation efforts in the city.   The organization, which boasts a 33 percent reduction in homicides from its efforts and earned more than $12 million in 2016 from donations, grants, and program fees, has been lauded in St. Louis for its violence reduction...

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St. Louis officer killed by another officer in “accidental shooting”
Jan24

St. Louis officer killed by another officer in “accidental shooting”

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer “mishandled” a gun and accidentally shot and killed a colleague early Thursday, authorities said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. at an officer’s home, police Chief John Hayden told reporters during a news conference shortly after the shooting. Two on-duty male officers were at one of their apartments when Katlyn Alix, who was off duty, stopped by, according to police....

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Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’
Jan22

Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An undercover St. Louis police officer reported that his colleagues beat him “like Rodney King” when they mistook him for a protester following the acquittal of a white former officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, according to newly released court documents. Det. Luther Hall, who is black, also described the attack as a “free for all” in an affidavit that the FBI used to justify...

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Partnership aims to reduce violent crime in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri attorney general’s office is partnering with the U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis to address high rates of violent crime in St. Louis. Attorney General Eric Schmitt and U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen announced details of the “Safer Streets” initiative at a news conference Tuesday. “As the state’s chief law enforcement officer, I cannot stand idly by as our communities...

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