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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Suspended St. Louis Police Officer charged with drug and gun crimes

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Suspended St. Louis Police Officer charged with drug and gun crimes

Police Chief Sam Dotson said this shows that “Police officers are not above the law.”

Suspended St. Louis Police Officer charged with drug and gun crimes

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – A suspended St. Louis Police Officer is under arrest, accused of gun crimes and dealing heroin.

Natalie Williams was suspended in February for conduct unbecoming a police officer. Local and Federal found her in possession of several guns and a large amount of heroin and cash.

In a statement, Police Chief Sam Dotson said this shows that “Police officers are not above the law.” Williams had been with the police department since 2007.

 

The full statement from the police department is below:

St. Louis, Mo. – On June 23, 2015, the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis and
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a search warrant in the 4500 block of Page.
During the search warrant, guns, heroin and a large amount of cash were seized, resulting in
the arrest of St. Louis Police Officer Natalie Williams. Williams had been previously
suspended from the department on February 6, 2015 for conduct unbecoming of a police
officer, at which time Police Commissioner Sam Dotson initiated an Internal Affairs
investigation.

“Police officers are not above the law and when they are involved in criminal activity, we will
pursue them vigorously until justice is served,” Commissioner Dotson said. “The actions of
one should not tarnish the reputation of the 1,300 dedicated men and women who serve as
police officers in the City of St. Louis.”

Williams, 34, joined the department as a Recruit in Training on February 20, 2007. She was
commissioned as a police officer on October 25, 2007. She was last assigned to the Domestic
Abuse Response Team where she worked until she was suspended without pay.

The case has been presented to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, and criminal charges have been
filed. Please direct all inquiries to that office.

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By Colin Jeffery

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