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Chief John Hayden poses next to his new mobile office. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Police Department. Chief John Hayden mobile office. Chief John Hayden poses inside his new mobile office. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Police Department. Chief John Hayden. St. Louis police Chief John Hayden ...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Dozens of St. Louis Police Officers are now carrying Narcan on them. All of the first district officers have completed training and the police department said in the coming months, officers in the other five districts will be trained to administer the drug. Currently, more than 50 officers are trained ...

ST. LOUIS - Twenty-three new officers joined the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. On Thursday, they were all sworn into service in a special graduation ceremony. Chief John Hayden got a little emotional while delivering his speech to the new recruits. The chief made it clear that he will make it his ...
St. Louis Police officer Don Re (left) and Det. Nate McCraw help DeMarrio Fields, 7, of St. Louis, write a card for his mother during the 5th annual Cops 4 Kids event on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Target in St. Louis. Forty police officers and detectives teamed up with 20 children from Big Brothers Big Sisters ...
St. Louis police commissioner and chief John Hayden first started doing community outreach by setting a table out in neighborhoods and listening to what residents in the community had to say. Chief Hayden spoke on a panel at Webster's Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 28 about issues ...
St. Louis Police have a new camera device to go in neighborhoods and areas where there isn't access to traffic cameras. The department purchased the device this month and began testing it in Gravois Park, an area where Alderwoman Cara Spencer noticed an increase in gunfire. “We care about this ...

ST. LOUIS, MO — A bizarre coincidence for St. Louis police. They were involved in a chase with two nearly identical vehicles. One group of officers arrested people in a black Equinox carjacked in St. Louis County around 11:30pm. A short time later, other officers spotted a different black Equinox with just ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 26-year-old man is dead after a shooting in St. Louis. Police say Mario D. Fox of Florissant was found around 2:30 a.m. Monday near an industrial area of north St. Louis. No arrests have been made. Fox was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was shot multiple times.
William J. Green, 50, was found dead in a car in the 4100 block of Shreve Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Monday after a shooting and crash were reported. As officers searched the area, they found Donald A. Deavault, 52, dead between two homes along nearby Kossuth Avenue. Green lived in the 1100 block of ...
ST. LOUIS, MO — New police recruits completed their traditional “Arch Run” Tuesday morning. They ran 5-6 miles around downtown for a physical training program. The weather could not have been nicer with temperatures in the 60's. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department writes in a Facebook post ...
Journalist Sues St. Louis Police For Assaulting Him During Unconstitutional Crackdown. “Despite cries of pain from Mr. Faulk, the officer continued to press Mr. Faulk's head against the ground,” attorneys wrote in the lawsuit. By Ryan J. Reilly. Joseph Rushmore / For HuffPost. St. Louis Police officers ...
St. Louis officials thought they had a sweet idea for improving the often tense relationship between the Police Department and the community. The department had, for months, faced intense criticism for its handling of protests over the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man ...
ST. LOUIS – The City of St. Louis Police Department will now have officers hand out candy from their patrol cars to the city's youth. Police Chief John Hayden announced the news on Twitter and said it's a good way to build positive relationships between police and young people in the community. The effort ...
"There's a lot of it, there are areas here in McKinley Park that seem to be dumping grounds for a lot of things and it would be great if we could get that cleaned up," said McKinley Park resident Tony Valerio. The trash task force consists of 15 St. Louis police officers who work overtime patrolling alleyways and ...
ST. LOUIS • The mother of former St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wire fraud charge and admitted embezzling more than $2 million from the company where she worked, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Carol J. Dotson, now 70, of St. Louis, worked as the office ...
Journalist Sues St. Louis Police For Assaulting Him During Unconstitutional Crackdown. “Despite cries of pain from Mr. Faulk, the officer continued to press Mr. Faulk's head against the ground,” attorneys wrote in the lawsuit. By Ryan J. Reilly. Joseph Rushmore / For HuffPost. St. Louis Police officers ...
St. Louis officials thought they had a sweet idea for improving the often tense relationship between the Police Department and the community. The department had, for months, faced intense criticism for its handling of protests over the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man ...

ST. LOUIS – A plan to sweeten the relationships between St. Louis police and the community hits a sour note just a day after it started. The department will stop handing out candy after complaints started piling up. Chief John Hayden tweeted Tuesday night, your voices have been heard. The donated candy ...
ST. LOUIS • A boy who disappeared after running from his mother last week in St. Louis has been found safe. The boy, 12, had last been seen about 7:30 p.m. Thursday near South Grand Boulevard and Alberta Street. He ran from his mother, who was unable to catch him, then disappeared. He was ...
ST. LOUIS – The City of St. Louis Police Department will now have officers hand out candy from their patrol cars to the city's youth. Police Chief John Hayden announced the news on Twitter and said it's a good way to build positive relationships between police and young people in the community. The effort ...
St. Louis police officers and medical examiner's office workers investigate the scene of an accident where a person was killed and another critically injured on Kingshighway at Arsenal on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com. Robert Cohen. One killed in St. Louis car ...
St. Louis police are asking for the public's help in identifying an alleged package thief. According to a news release this afternoon, detectives in District 1 are seeking information about a woman who allegedly stole two packages off of the front porch of a home on the 4100 block of Walsh Street in the Bevo ...
ST. LOUIS • A former St. Louis police officer has been charged with sodomy after a pregnant mother of four says he forced her into a sex act while he was on duty in 2015, according to court documents. The victim said she called police because her car had been stolen from her home about 10 p.m. on June ...
St. Louis police released surveillance footage of a shooting in the 4500 block of Lexington Avenue in north St. Louis the morning of Jan. 31, 2018. They are seeking help identifying the hooded shooter who shot two 18-year-old men, killing one. Image courtesy of St. Louis Metropolitan Police. Facebook ...
So at the Information Fair held Saturday at the St. Louis headquarters of the NAACP, the police and other interested parties came to the people to exchange information and offer support. Homicide detectives were on hand to discuss the progress being made on open cases with the families of victims, and ...
St. Louis Police released the name of a woman who was fatally shot in an incident that also left a man wounded Tuesday. Police identified the woman as Genna Clements, 42, of the 3200 block of Osage Street. Clements was found lying at 10:43 a.m. on the ground in the 5000 block of Claxton Street.
“He knew everyone there.” Retired St. Louis police Officer Bob Sanneman worked in the Fifth District with Hetzer from 1965 to 1975 and remembered Hetzer as someone who helped train many younger officers in the department. “Not only was he a good policeman, I remember he liked to enjoy himself and ...
The seventh floor conference room of St. Louis Police Headquarters is windowless and sterile, but it was the designated location for an interview with officers Suleima and Rosa Rojas. Suleima and Rosa are sisters, they live together and are very much the opposite of the uninteresting conference room ...
The Bay St. Louis Police Department charged Gerald Banks, 55, for leaving the scene of an accident, Felony DUI 4th Offense, and failure to stop for police. On January 6, 2018, Bay St. Louis police officers responded to the area of Hwy 603 and Kiln Waveland Cutoff Road for a report of a Hit and Run accident. After officers ...
A man was stabbed in St. Louis early Sunday after asking another man to turn down his music. St. Louis police say the victim, 44, was stabbed at about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Blumeyer Street. According to police, the victim had asked the suspect, a 66-year-old man, to turn down his music.
ST. LOUIS – Police are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man who robbed a south St. Louis White Castle last month. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the robbery occurred December 22 around 5:40 p.m. in the ...
John Hayden will serve as the city of St. Louis' next chief of police, Mayor Lyda Krewson and Director of Public Safety Jimmie Edwards said Thursday. Hayden, 55, is a 30-year veteran of the St. Louis police department who is currently a major commanding the north patrol division. From 2006 to 2013, ...
Family Wants New Investigation in St. Louis Police Shooting. A state representative and the family of a man shot by St. Louis police are calling for a new investigation into the shooting. Dec. 21, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.. Family Wants New Investigation in St. Louis Police Shooting ...
A St. Louis police officer places evidence markers at the scene of a shooting in the 1000 bock of St. Charles Street on Tuesday, Dec. ... or near a downtown loft building and a 17-year-old were among three people wounded in separate shootings within a four-hour span Tuesday night, St. Louis police said.
ST. LOUIS - A new court filing accuses the St. Louis Circuit Attorney`s office of violating the rights of police officers while jeopardizing criminal cases against dangerous suspects. The circuit attorney`s office lists 45 potential investigations into police officers who have shot suspects. Some date back more ...
St. Louis police chief candidates greet each other before the start of a town hall at Saint Louis University Law School. ... North Patrol Division, and Chief Patrick Melvin, of the Port Arthur Police Department in Texas, sit as interim St. Louis Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole, right, is shouted down by attendees.
ST. LOUIS - Police officers in St. Louis have come under gunfire for the second time in three days. The Post-Dispatch reports that officers exchanged gunfire with someone inside a car who had been firing an assault rifle at a pickup truck Friday afternoon. Police say that immediately after that shooting, the ...
Police recovered several weapons from the suspects' vehicle, including an assault rifle and handgun, said Bonds. East St. Louis Police Chief Jerry Simon said Sunday that Shannon was being held in the East St. Louis Police Department jail in lieu of $75,000 bail, pending transfer to the county jail. Johnson ...
St. Louis police use a technique called "kettling," in which exits are blocked in and people are arrested en masse on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Tucker Boulevard. Dozens of protesters, residents, journalists and legal observers were caught in the group arrest as people ...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Dozens of people came out to Washington Tabernacle M.B. Church downtown on Friday evening to hear from St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards. It was a chance for members of the public to ask the two questions about their plans for a safer city ...
Newsweek highlights the work the new St. Louis chief of police has cut out for him in an article entitled “Why St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden may have the toughest job in America.” Hayden took on his new role on New Year's Day, facing a double homicide on his first day on the job and coming into ...
Three years after the Ferguson grand jury decision, a judge acquitted St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley, a white man, in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man. Prosecutors had alleged Stockley planted a gun in Smith's car, and they tried to prove premeditated murder with a dashcam ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say a homeless man found dead inside a trash bin apparently froze to death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police say the 54-year-old man was found dead late Monday. The bin was near a former brewery that has been transformed into apartments. Police say firefighters ...
ST. LOUIS • Police are searching for a man who shot a suspected car thief Wednesday night. The man who was shot is 38 years old. He was hospitalized Thursday in critical but stable condition after being shot in the right arm and left leg. The shooting was at about 8 p.m. Wednesday near West Florissant ...
Sam Dotson, St. Louis' former police chief, is one of three finalists for the position of chief of the police department in Topeka, Kan., where the fatal shooting of a black man last fall has sparked some protests. Dotson was on the short list when the city announced Tuesday that it had pared down its selections ...
Whoever the new chief of the city police department turns out to be, he or she should know this department has troubles, both inside and outside, that will take a strong and politically savvy leader to fix. This will be a big week for the winnowing process. Eight candidates remain, five of them from outside the ...
ST. LOUIS - Police officers in St. Louis have come under gunfire for the second time in three days. The Post-Dispatch reports that officers exchanged gunfire with someone inside a car who had been firing an assault rifle at a pickup truck Friday afternoon. Police say that immediately after that shooting, the ...
A St. Louis chiropractor and his wife pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a health care fraud that included bribing police officers to provide them with accident reports. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mitchell Davis and his wife used the unredacted accident reports to find potential patients and ...
Mitchell Davis, a St. Louis chiropractor, and his wife Galina Davis, bribed St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers for roughly nine years to provide them with un-redacted accident reports for use in Davis' practice, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Riots broke out in St. Louis earlier last month in protest of the acquittal of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley. On Sept. 15, St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson found Stockley innocent of first-degree murder against Anthony Lamar Smith. Immediately after the verdict was known more than 1,000 ...


 

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