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St. Louis Chief Calls for FBI Investigation of Deadly Force Incident

December 19, 2013  | 

A St. Louis Police Department investigation concluded Nov. 15 that officers were justified in killing Cary Ball, 25, after he pointed a .40 caliber Glock at them.

Ball’s relatives insist that, as an educated man with a budding career in social work, he never would have aimed a gun at police. The family has filed a wrongful-death suit seeking unspecified damages from the officers, department and others.

Now, in a rare move, Police Chief Sam Dotson has requested that the FBI review his department’s handling of the case. He also met with Ball’s mother, Toni Taylor, and gave her a copy of the police report.

“Some paths are very clear to me, and with this one, I want to make certain that we are right,” Dotson said in a recent interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Tags: Officer-Involved Shootings, FBI, Lawsuits, St. Louis Metro PD


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Ra @ 12/21/2013 10:09 AM

Obviously, the facts and evidence in Ball's death conclusively demonstrates that Chief Dotson lacks faith in Homicide's investgation of the shooting. If 1+1 is 2 yet the Chief sees 3 then he is correct to call in the feds. Homicide Detectives are officers and when the Blue Wall of Silence is factor in the investigation independent investigators are warranted.

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