"Let's have a black day." "Let's make the jail cells more colorful."
These are statements that St. Louis County Police Lieutenant Patrick Hayes allegedly made while encouraging other officers to specifically target black residents for arrests, the Post-Dispatch reports.
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Republican Representative Casey Guernsey is firing back against recent comments of Representative Stacey Newman regarding his bill to block federal gun control measures in Missouri.
Earlier this week, Newman said to us, "Could you imagine anything crazier?"
Guernsey tells Daily RFT that there is ... More >>
Instead of having legislators force law enforcement agencies around Missouri to adopt half-assed school safety policies, knowledgeable officers on the frontline should be crafting and implementing proposals to increase security in the state's classrooms.
At least this is the thinking of Christian ... More >>
Missouri made headlines last month when Colonel Tim Fitch of the St. Louis County Police Department proposed arming local school officials in the wake of the devastating elementary school shooting in Connecticut. But State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat who represents University City, is ... More >>
In reaction to the Newtown massacre, Colonel Tim Fitch of the St. Louis County Police Department has proposed arming local school officials. He's concerned about that critical window between the moment a homicidal maniac enters a school and the moment the police finally arrive. A lot of carnage can ... More >>
In 2011, as heroin deaths surged in St. Louis County, folks from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse non-profit teamed up with state officials and county law enforcers to launch the "Not Even Once" campaign. The point was to let young people know -- through speeches, moive and bus ads ... More >>
Last night, Imo's Pizza took a phone-in order that the staff considered suspicious -- and we imagine they're a bit on edge, what with the string of pizza-delivery robberies/murders lately. So Imo's notified the county cops, who went undercover and delivered the food to the 1400 block of Attica in Be ... More >>
If you get the munchies this week, you might want to think twice about having pizza delivered. Over the weekend, undercover St. Louis county cops began posing as pizza delivery men in an unusual new plan that police chief Tim Fitch hopes will end a recent string of crimes against the city's faithful ... More >>
A house cleaner from Jefferson County has been charged with felony stealing for taking an engagement ring from the home of a 90-year-old woman and pawning it for cash.
According to St. Louis County police, Angela Wisecarver, 31, was cleaning a house in west county this past July when she pocketed ... More >>
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom. Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. County Police Chief Tim Fitch. James Clark of Better Family Life. They are a but a few of the stars of a new series of hard-edged public service announcement to be unveiled today. View the PSAs below. The commercials open with r ... More >>
The St. Louis County Police force is now holding its own employees to a higher standard than it applies to the public vis-a-vis boozin' and cruisin'.For a regular Joe behind the wheel in Missouri, the blood-alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08. For an off-duty county officer using his patrol car as a ... More >>
Tim Fitch, chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, stood up at a press conference this morning and recounted the words of a local heroin user who was describing the very first time he ingested it: "I saw God."
That user, Fitch says, needed to see God "again and again and again," so ... 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 >>
His company has been compared to acne and derided as nothing more than a money grab. Still, these are heady times for John Baine, co-founder of Sunset Hills-based B&W Sensors. Just last week yet another St. Louis suburb announced that it would use his company's controversial speed cameras to ... More >>
'Cause really, isn't that what they're all about?Charlack is pushing ahead with the use controversial speed cameras along its quarter-mile section of Highway 170 in north St. Louis County. The cameras began issuing tickets last week. Charlack's mayor and police chief tell the Post-Dispatch this m ... More >>
Tim Fitch: Won't zit zilent.St. Louis County's top cop had some more entertaining things to say this week about the use of speed cameras in Missouri. Speaking to KDHX's host D.J. Wilson on Monday, county police chief Tim Fitch referred to the cameras as special kind of irritant -- acne. "You're g ... 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 >>
Yesterday we told you how the Chesterfield Police Department recently launched a Twitter account. Now the St. Louis County Police Department has followed suit. Apparently new police chief Tim Fitch (promoted to the position just last week) is more of a techie than predecessor Jerry Lee. In a press r ... More >>