On Thursday, July 19, the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department responded to Southwestern Illinois College after a bomb threat was reported. Classes were canceled and the campus was evacuated, and once the campus was empty and secure, the Sheriff's Department went to work.The bomb threat was actuall ... More >>
Rex Sinquefield: He fought the law(men) and won.That was so easy, one wonders why it took 150 years to figure out?Yesterday, the St. Louis Police Officers' Association officially caved. For the first time since the Civil War, the association agreed to allow City Hall -- and not the governor's off ... More >>
The appellate court found that police officers do have a right to collective bargaining -- but then kicked the case to the Missouri Supreme Court.Are the cities of Chesterfield and University City required to enter into collective bargaining with the Fraternal Order of Police?That was the questio ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA fine police dog at work. (Yes, we'll use any excuse to run this photo.)The St. Louis department is the recipient of two new police dogs courtesy of the St. Louis Police Foundation. The foundation officially donated the German Shepherds today at a news conference at police headq ... More >>
One down, dozens more to go. This week the Jennings City Council voted to turn over the reins of its police department to St. Louis County law officers. The move followed the revelation that Jennings police misused tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds to be used to conduct DWI checkpoint ... More >>
The Post-Dispatch has an interesting piece today about the local NAACP backing St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch in his desire to consolidate some of the county's 65 policing agencies. In a public letter this week the civil rights group stated:
Columbia Police Chief Ken BurtonThe Columbia Police Department held a news conference yesterday to announce the findings of its internal review into a much-publicized February raid of an alleged drug dealer's home that left a dog dead and a family traumatized. According to the investigation, the ... More >>
The Cards-Astros home-opener wasn't the only shutout in town yesterday. Three years after improprieties involving city cops and 2006 World Series tickets confiscated from scalpers came to light, a St. Louis judge last night issued a final ruling in the related Sunshine Law case against ... More >>
The St. Louis police have been under state control since cops looked like this, a.k.a. the Civil War.One down, one to go. A bill that would turn oversight of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to city officials cleared a contentious committee meeting yesterday in the Missouri House. The ... More >>
Ever been pulled over in the county by a Barney Fife type? Good news. You now have a direct line to the St. Louis County Police Department Intelligence Unit (314-615-4692), who wants to hear all about your experience with a fake cop.Freaked about a proliferation of unlicensed po-pos masquerading ... More >>
The first image that appears when one googles the term "iraq police".There's a punch line (or two) in the following press release sent out today from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. If you find it, feel free leave it in the comment section below. Now, without further ado:
Wikimedia CommonsLawyer Brad Ketcher has had three ballot-initiative petitions pertaining to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department approved by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, her office announced yesterday.Ketcher is a political operative who led the successful 2008 ballot initiative to ... More >>
It's what you do when you're friends.Is it me? Or does everyone and everything have a Facebook page these days? That said, are you a "friend" yet of this mouthful of a Facebook profile: "Citizens of the State of Missouri Against Local Control of the MPD-STL"?The Facebook page seems to have popped ... More >>
Ladue Police DepartmentVirginia Burns' mug shot. She may have received unlawful disability payments, according to police. She wasn't raped in the leafy 'burb, and she wasn't disabled either. This just in from Lt. Bill Baker of the Ladue Police Department: Virginia Burns, a 50-year-old Overland w ... More >>
www.im4mokwa.comJoe MokwaState Auditor Susan Montee released this morning the findings of a much-anticipated financial review of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners. The audit is the first look into the finances of the board since former police chief Joe Mokwa stepped down last year in th ... More >>
Officer Jackson to Officer Brezill: "Wii are in trouble now."St. Louis police officers Ronald Jackson and Christian Brezill have been indicted on charges of theft of government property, after allegedly stealing stolen merchandise after an arrest, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap ann ... More >>
Dan Green, owner of the home, called "Bolozone", where many of the protesters were rounded up by police.The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has reached a settlement with four would-be protesters arrested prior to the 2003 World Agriculture Forum held in St. Louis. The demonstrators -- wh ... More >>
Moments ago we followed a Post-Dispatch article that reported sixteen-year-old Devante Thomas, accused of shooting a Berkeley police officer last night, has been caught. Apparently the P-D -- and we -- got that wrong. This just in from the St. Louis County Police Department spokesman Rick Eckhard.
Duking it out for charity
The "anarchists" finally get their day in court.
In the case of a disaster, St. Louis police will need the whole region on the same wavelength.
Buried in bureaucratic incompetence and scandal, Pine Lawn might be headed for a pine box.
Some bar owners worry that strict law enforcement could jeopardize their livelihoods
Ex-Beat morning show DJ Kaos speaks out
The termination of Kaos and Syllli Asz: a rush to judgment?
When is a public record not a public record? Ask St. Louis police.
The St. Louis Police Department faces a taboo topic: Domestic violence within its ranks
Week of March 3, 2004
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department keeps a tight lid on internal affairs. Even if it means breaking the law.
Two off-duty St. Louis County cops. One dangerous game.
Despite the cost, local cops can't resist deadly pursuits
St. Louis police may be close to getting the right to live where they want
Getting groped was a nightmare in a city that can't get a grip.
Police commissioner Eddie Roth leaves for an Ohio newspaper
The folks in blue slug it out with the fire brigade -- all in good fun and all for a good cause
Whatcha gonna do about four Webster Groves cops accused of shenanigans with teenage girls?
Overland wasn't the only city helping put guns on the streets
When it came to guns, the Overland cops weren't just playing around
A candidate for St. Louis sheriff wants things shaped up on his watch; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
At 22, Jerome Maurice Ruffin had four children and no job, and the police were after him again. Then a cop shot and killed him in an alley. Witnesses, family and friends want to know why. The cops aren't talking.
The city's finest join a boycott of supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal