FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Man Dead, 5 Officers Injured in Washington State Shootout
A man was shot dead by Kent (Wash.) PD officers early Sunday afternoon in a shootout near...
Suspect in Washington Police Shooting Dies at Hospital
The suspect jailed for the June 30 shooting of a Vancouver (Wash.) police officer has died...
Truck Kills Connecticut Police K-9
An Orange (Conn.) PD police service dog was killed when a truck hit him Saturday morning...
"Thin Blue Line of Michigan" Founder Dies
The Founder and Executive Director of Thin Blue Line of Michigan, Laurie Ann Reinacher,...
Fresno Police Chief's Car Set on Fire
The Fresno (Calif.) police chief's car was set on fire in the police headquarters parking...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine