Dan Isom

Local control
4:33 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Isom expects "limited change" if department returns to local control

City Hall as seen from the headquarters of the St. Louis Police Department.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says not much would change if oversight of the department returns to City Hall for the first time in 150 years.

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Police budget
4:18 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Budget changes will save officer positions

The city's Board of Police Commissioners today approved changes to the department's budget for the 2012 fiscal year that will prevent the loss, through attrition, of 65 officers.

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Crime scene photo
3:40 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Isom: Carlos Boles picture "completely inappropriate"

The St. Louis Police Department is investigating how a photo of the body of Carlos Boles ended up on the Internet. Boles, 35, shot and killed a U.S. Marshal who was trying to arrest him. Boles was also killed in the shootout.
(UPI/Missouri Department of Correction)

St. Louis police chief Dan Isom is apologizing for a leakedĀ  photo from a south St. Louis crime scene that shows the body of 35-year-old Carlos Boles.

"It's completely inappropriate for that to have occurred," Isom said after today's meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners. "And we apologize certainly in advanceĀ  if it's anything that our officers have done. As soon as we learned about it, we started an internal investigation."

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St. Louis Police Department
12:29 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

St. Louis Police department avoids layoffs

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police displayed on a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

After some budget restructuring by chief Dan Isom, the St. Louis Police Department will not have to lay off any police officers, the City of St. Louis announced today via a press release from the mayor's office.

Previously, it was reported that the Police Retirement System will saddle increasing costs, with layoffs as a feared consequence if budget restructuring did not happen.

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Police budget
3:44 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Better news on St. Louis police budget

Last month, the news about the 2012 budget for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department wasn't good.

The department was looking at $2.5 million in cuts it couldn't make up by doing things like freezing salaries, cutting scholarships, and furloughing civilian employees.

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St. Louis Police Department
3:47 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Isom: St. Louis may need to cut 65 city police officers

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom. (St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says the department may have to lay off as many as 65 officers because of a budget shortfall.

KSDK-TV reports that Isom spoke Wednesday to the city's Police Board. He says he continues to hope the cuts aren't necessary, but the department is evaluating how to make ends meet.

The budget for the police department is $164 million this year.

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