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Monday, October 16, 2017

Johnzell Moorehead Jr. Charged in Attack on Officer Seeking His Personal Vehicle

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:29 PM

A 27-year-old south city man has been charged in the shooting of a veteran police officer in the wee hours of the morning last Thursday. Johnzell Moorehead Jr., who lives in the 3700 block of Gravois, now faces charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and resisting arrest, police say....

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Hillsdale Man Charged with Stealing Police Officer's Jeep and Guns

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 2:33 PM

A 23-year-old accused of stealing a cache of weapons and equipment from Hillsdale police is now in custody and facing multiple felonies. Peter Bud Ray worked his way around the police station parking lot in north St. Louis County early Thursday morning, according to authorities. He helped himself to two...

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Fired St. Louis Police Captain Should Be Reinstated, His Union Says

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Fired in 2016, a St. Louis police captain is still waiting to return to work — three weeks after a city board found he should not have lost his job. The city's Civil Service Commission ruled in late September in favor of reinstating Captain Ryan Cousins with back pay. But...

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Local VFW Bans NFL Games from Its TVs; Others May Follow Suit

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:18 PM

With the NFL under fire over players "taking a knee" during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in St. Charles has banned the NFL from its TVs — and a post in Arnold is weighing whether to do the same....

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'I'm Playing My White Card': Drunk Man Berated Black Woman on St. Louis Flight

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:50 AM

During a June 10 Frontier Airlines flight from St. Louis to Denver, an unidentified male passenger subjected a woman sitting next to him to a drunken tirade — even shouting repeatedly that he was "playing my fucking white card" after crew members allegedly refused to continue serving him alcohol....

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

St. Louis Protesters Go on the March Downtown, 30 Days After Stockley Acquittal

Posted By on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 8:20 PM

Protesters returned to the streets of downtown St. Louis this afternoon — the 30th day since the acquittal of a white ex-cop accused of murdering a black man. "Let's talk about some of the bad," activist Tory Russell told the crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. "But...

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Five Protesters Arrested in Ferguson During 'Liberation Party'

Posted By on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Four weeks after protesters first took to the streets to express their anger over the acquittal of former St. Louis officer Jason Stockley, a demonstration in Ferguson led to five arrests. The arrests happened around 8:40 p.m. last night during what had been billed as a "Liberation Party." Officers...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Jimmie Edwards Appointed as St. Louis Public Safety Director

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 9:28 AM

Acting St. Louis Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole — and the 3,349 other employees in the city's Department of Public Safety — are about to get a new boss. Mayor Lyda Krewson announced this morning that St. Louis Circuit Judge Jimmie Edwards would take over as the city's public safety director,...

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Dog Shot by Retired Police Officer Leads to Questions in Manchester

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Six-year-old Ruger was a good boy, his owners say — a friendly dog who never showed any signs of aggression. "If there was any problem, it was that he was too friendly and had too much exuberance," says Bob Holtz, who adopted the the Australian cattle dog, a former rescue,...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

St. Louis County's 'Interfering' with Police Law Is Unconstitutional, Lawyers Argue

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:28 PM

During the Ferguson protests, police repeatedly turned to a convenient, versatile charge they could use to lock up protesters who otherwise didn't seem to be breaking any laws. "Interfering with an Officer, Unlawful" is the catch-all section of a St. Louis County ordinance that forbids people from obstructing a police...

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