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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Downtown STL, INC & the St. Louis Police Department Hosted Open House For Downtown Residents

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Downtown STL, INC & the St. Louis Police Department Hosted Open House For Downtown Residents

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Efforts are being made to better acquaint downtown residents with the police officers who serve their area. Downtown STL, INC and the St. Louis Police Department hosted an open house Tuesday night, where downtown residents had the opportunity to meet with officers. Laura Lynn Parmelee, a downtown resident for thirteen years, […]

Downtown STL, INC & the St. Louis Police Department Hosted Open House For Downtown Residents

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Efforts are being made to better acquaint downtown residents with the police officers who serve their area.

Downtown STL, INC and the St. Louis Police Department hosted an open house Tuesday night, where downtown residents had the opportunity to meet with officers. Laura Lynn Parmelee, a downtown resident for thirteen years, had this to say about the St. Louis Police Department. “I think they have been fabulous, especially in the last since Ferguson when officers have taken a lot of heat. I see what these officers go through and what they deal with every day and they’re phenomenal. They’re really phenomenal. I think of what they do and what they go through, I’m really in awe of them.”

Resident Howard Wynder says despite the recent shooting of a Cardinals’ fan, he feels the downtown area is generally safe. Wynder adds that since this incident happened so close to Busch Stadium, it reflects on the downtown area.

Christopher Sanna was shot in the back during a street robbery as he and his girlfriend were walking to their car after a Cardinals’ game on September 25th.

Police Chief Sam Dotson had this to say about the shooting.  “There are millions of people who come downtown. There are millions of Cardinals fan that have a perfect experience all season long and so we can’t let one crime, one event define how we view downtown.”

Dotson also said the judicial system needs to do its part in reducing crime. “The courts answer to the public, just the mayor does, just like to the police chief does. The public has to sit in front of a judge and say we want something that makes our neighborhoods safe, so far they have thumbed their nose at the community.”

Downtown STL, INC has been working with the St. Louis Police Department to assist in safety and security issues.

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