Years of watching career criminals slip through the cracks finally got to Sam Dotson. The chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police took to his blog to rant about how River City handles violent crimes.
Chief Sam Dotson
"Today, I feel it's my duty not to remain calm and composed," Dotson writes. "Today, I feel anger and have every right to shove professionalism aside."
In a post titled "The Sad Truth That I Wish Was Fiction: Another Chief's Rant," Dotson shares a story about a career criminal arrested and imprisoned for violent gun crimes three times in six years. The man only served three years in jail -- a slap on the wrist -- and problems with witnesses meant prosecutors couldn't charge him with a 2012 drive-by shooting, Dotson writes.More »