© 2022 University of Missouri - KBIA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

After Dallas Attack, St. Louis Police to Work in Pairs

9910068616_bac1659ed3_o.jpg
Paul Sableman
/
flickr

St. Louis' law officers will work in pairs until further notice because of the killings of five Dallas law enforcers during a mass shooting Thursday night.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says all officers also must wear bullet-resistant vests when on duty outside of police stations. The directive applies to St. Louis police officers, park rangers and marshals.

Authorities say gunmen killed five Dallas officers and wounded seven others during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states. Dallas Police Chief David Brown blamed "snipers" and said three suspects were in custody.

A Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department spokeswoman says no Dallas-related changes are planned for Kansas City's police force, saying officers already are encouraged to wear ballistic vests on duty and be vigilant.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.
Related Content