St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is doing something he's never done before. He's calling for an FBI investigation of an officer-involved shooting.
In April 2013, 25 year old Cary Ball was shot to death by police after he fled a traffic stop. The officers say Ball had pointed his gun at them. A police investigation concluded last month that the shooting was justified.
Ball's family told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that they don't believe he would have aimed a gun at police. They've filed a wrongful-death suit.
Chief Dotson told the paper that he's asked for the FBI probe to make certain his department got it right, and not because of any allegations against the officers involved.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch is asking the FBI to help in the investigation of suspicious financial dealings at the county health department. Chief Fitch has asked the FBI to conduct a forensic investigation into the financial records involving former health department administrator Ed Mueth.
County police are trying to determine if Mueth had co-conspirators when he allegedly used a bogus computer company to steal millions of dollars from the county before committing suicide.
Chief Fitch says his department has received hundreds of pages of subpoenaed records and wants to question dozens of people over Mueth's financial dealings.
He has only been known as John Doe 27. But Thursday, the FBI announced it had identified the man wanted in connection with child pornography circulating on the Internet.
Authorities say the man was photographed while engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child.
Law enforcement agencies went of the offensive earlier this week and it is now believed that tips generated from the publicity campaign have led to the identification and location, in the Midwest, of the man in the photographs.
At this time, no arrest warrants have been issued or served, but the investigation continues. The FBI says it is grateful to the public for their vigilance and assistance in this case.
The search for a pair of bank robbers continues and the FBI says PNC Bank is now offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible.
The PNC branch in the 41-hundred block of South Grand was robbed just after 10:30 A.M. on November 5.
Both subjects are considered armed and dangerous.
Subject #1 is described as a black male, 6' 2" tall, and 250 lbs. He was wearing a flannel shirt, a dark hoodie, and a red knit cap that may have the words "St. Louis" on the front. He was also wearing jeans and tennis shoes.
Subject #2 is described as a black male, slender, and 6' 5" tall. He was wearing a maroon athletic jacket with white sleeves, jeans, and gloves. He draped some type of blue clothing over his head.
The stolen money may be identifiable as a result of possible dye stains on the bills. If you have information, please contact FBI St. Louis at 314-589-2500.
If you have information, please contact FBI St. Louis at 314-589-2500.
ST. LOUIS, Mo (KTRS) The FBI sent KTRS News surveillance photos of the suspects from the bank robbery in St. Louis Tuesday.
The PNC Bank on South Grand near Ted Drewes' was robbed just after 10:30 a.m.
Federal agents tell us both suspects are black and could have been armed. One of the perps is about 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds. He was wearing a flannel shirt over a dark hoodie. The hood partially covered a red knit cap that may have the words "St. Louis" on the front. He was also wearing jeans and tennis shoes.
The other suspect was more slender and stands about 6-foot-5. He was wearing a burgundy sweater vest over a white top, and jeans. He draped some type of blue clothing over his head.
Police are offering a $1,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest.
Copy and paste this link into your browser to see the surveillance photos: http://bandittrackerstlouis.com/2013/11/pnc-bank-2/
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The FBI is looking into whether a child found at a Gypsy camp in Greece is a Kansas City, Mo., girl, although the children's ages don't appear to match.
FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said Tuesday the October 2011 disappearance of Lisa Irwin from her Kansas City home remains an open investigation and that agents follow up on all tips. Patton says the agency began receiving calls after the image of a girl found with a Gypsy couple appeared in media reports.
A dental examination showed the girl in Greece, known only as "Maria," is older than previously thought - 5 or 6, instead of 4.
Lisa would turn 3 in November. Her family's attorney, John Picerno, says he has spoken to authorities about the investigation in Greece.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Three FBI experts say they found four types of explosives and other chemicals when they tested items found in Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes' apartment.
The experts testified Tuesday at a pretrial hearing to determine whether they will testify at Holmes' trial. They shed little new light on the case and mostly answered questions about testing methods.
Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers are arguing over evidence that could be used to weaken his insanity claim, including homemade bombs found in his apartment.
Police have said the bombs were intricately planned and were meant to divert officers from the theater. Prosecutors could cite that as evidence Holmes was sane.
O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) - A man suspected of robbing a southwestern Illinois bank is jailed pending charges, as authorities try to figure out whether he may have been involved in holdups in other states.
Investigators say the man was arrested Tuesday near a Swansea cornfield after they found a car matching the description of a vehicle that had been used two hours earlier to rob the Bank of O'Fallon.
The search for the man involved dozens of law enforcers and an Illinois State Police airplane.
Authorities say the man entered the bank, implied he had a weapon and demanded money from a teller before running away.
O'Fallon interim police chief Jeff Wild says the man may be responsible for other bank robberies outside Illinois.
There's no immediate word on charges. The FBI is investigating.
A suspect is in custody after a bomb scare in Shiloh, Illinois Thursday afternoon.
FBI officials say they learned of a bomb threat about 2:00 p.m.
Special Agents and Bomb Technicians from the FBI, the Illinois State Police Hazardous Device Unit and the Shiloh Police responded to a home in the first block of Twin Oaks Drive.
Several nearby homes were evacuated while bomb technicians used a robotic device to locate, identify, and disarm potential explosive devices inside the home.
The suspect's identity hasn't been released. The FBI continues to investigate.