Samuel Dotson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 'Concern' And 'Alarm' Over Uptick In Homicides In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/concern-and-alarm-over-uptick-homicides-st-louis <p><strong>Updated on April 29th to clarify that the data released by the circuit court dealt only with the speed of getting gun possession cases to final disposition.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson says a big uptick in homicides in 2014 is "concerning and alarming."</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:29:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35589 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Concern' And 'Alarm' Over Uptick In Homicides In St. Louis SLMPD Chief Dotson Backs Mo. Senate Bill To Create 'Armed Offender Docket' In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slmpd-chief-dotson-backs-mo-senate-bill-create-armed-offender-docket-st-louis <p>Legislation being considered by the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> would allow the <a href="http://www.stlcitycircuitcourt.com/">Circuit Court for the city of St. Louis </a>to create a special docket for armed offenders.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 03:38:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLMPD Chief Dotson Backs Mo. Senate Bill To Create 'Armed Offender Docket' In St. Louis Dotson Named New St. Louis Police Chief http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dotson-named-new-st-louis-police-chief <p><em>Updated at 7 pm with comments from Dotson, Mayor Francis Slay, and the police union.</em></p><p>A 18-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department who has spent the last 18 months assigned to City Hall as the operations director for Mayor Francis Slay is the chief of police for the city.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:25:16 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 7389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dotson Named New St. Louis Police Chief