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St. Louis Police Department
2:23 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

St. Louis police chief Isom out of the running for Chicago job

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

Last week, St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom confirmed that he was in the running to become the next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

But today, that seems to have changed.

The Chicago Police Board says two members of the city's police department and the police chief in Newark, N.J. are the three finalists to become Chicago's next police superintendent.

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sTL police local control
6:20 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

STL Police local control legislation still awaits Mo. Senate action

Two bills continue to sit in the Missouri Senate that would restore local control over the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, despite last week’s announced agreement between Mayor Francis Slay (D) and the Police Officers Association.

The compromise would give police officers collective bargaining rights, preserve police pensions, and preserve officers’ ranks, salaries and benefits once they become city employees.  There would also be a no-strike clause.

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Officer killed
1:11 pm
Sun April 24, 2011

St. Louis police officer killed trying to break up gunfight

Officer Daryl Hall
(courtesy of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

A St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer was killed early this morning after being shot while trying to break up a gunfight that had erupted outside a club where he was a patron.

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Jail Escape
10:11 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Two inmates escape from downtown jail

The two escapees, David White (l) and Vernon Collins.
(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Updated 12:10 a.m. Saturday:

Mayor Francis Slay reports that second inmate, Vernon Collins, has been captured.

Updated 4:19 p.m.:

According to KSDK, David White has been captured in St. Louis.

Updated 9:55 a.m. with comments from Commissioner Gene Stubblefield

City corrections commssioner Gene Stubblefield provided the following details about Collins' and White's escape:

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St. Louis Police Department
4:52 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

St. Louis police chief Isom in running for Chicago job

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

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom has confirmed that he is being considered for a job as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

Isom confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today that his name has been recommended to incoming Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.

When asked whether he would take the job if offered, Isom said he would "listen to the conversation," but that he preferred to stay in St. Louis.  

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Beating arrest
9:00 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Suspect arrested in beating death of immigrant

(via Flickr/davidsonscott15)

Updated at 6:01 p.m. April 20, 2011:

Police have arrested Elex Murphy of North St. Louis and are holding him without bond.

A police investigation revealed the attack was part of a game which involves unprovoked attacks on innocent bystanders.

An investigation to identify other suspects is ongoing.

Original Story:

St. Louis police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the beating death of a 72-year-old Vietnamese immigrant and the assault of the 59-year-old wife.

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Local Control
1:44 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

St. Louis aldermanic president calls state Senator "not fit to lead"

President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed (left), and Mo. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal.
(St. Louis Board of Aldermen & Missouri Senate websites)

The newly re-elected President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has called a controversial state Senator "unfit to lead," and is asking her to step down over remarks she made about black politicians who are supporting local control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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Crime Scene Photo
6:04 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Judge: police must turn over some records in crime scene photo investigation

Crime scene tape blocked off the area involved in a March 8 shootout in St. Louis. A cell phone photo of the body of Carlos Boles, the man killed in the shootout, is the subject of an investigation.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

A federal judge has ruled that four St. Louis police officers must turn over some personal cell phone records as part of the department's investigation into who forwarded the photo of a man killed in a shootout with law enforcement earlier this month.

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Crime Scene Photo
3:04 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

5 officers involved in crime scene photo scandal

Crime scene tape blocks off the area involved in a March 8 shootout in St. Louis. A cell phone photo of the body of Carlos Boles, the man killed in the shootout, is the subject of an investigation.
Rachel Lippmann St. Louis Public Radio

Attorneys say five St. Louis police officers have now admitted to sharing a graphic cell phone photo of the body of a man killed in a March 8 shootout with authorities.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that revelation came Tuesday during a federal court hearing.

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Morning round-up
9:43 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, March 25, 2011

The St. Louis Police Officers' Association has filed a challenge to a potential 2012 ballot measures granting St. Louis control of the police department. (SLPR news)

St. Louis Police: No Local Control

The top officers of the St. Louis Police Officers' Association are challenging a potential 2012 ballot measure granting St. Louis and Kansas City local control of their police department.  The lawsuit filed Thursday in Cole County contends the summary and financial estimate that would appear on the statewide ballot are unfair and misleading.

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