Jeff Roorda

Kevin Killeen
July 01, 2019 - 3:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -A union representing St. Louis City police officers wants the department to issue assault rifles to every officer – to match the fire power of guns on the streets. Police Officers Association Business Manager Jeff Roorda wants the department to issue AR-15s to the officers. "On a...
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
(Photo by Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS/Sipa USA)
February 14, 2019 - 7:36 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a St. Louis police union that sought to block names of the more than two dozen officers placed on an "exclusion list" by the city's top prosecutor over credibility concerns. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Michael...
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Kevin Killeen
February 12, 2019 - 7:23 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — St. Louis' top prosecutor issues a statement, signaling an effort to improve her working relationship with the police department. The letter from Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says she's reached a new understanding with police to communicate and cooperate more on gathering...
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Officers Joseph Schmitt (left) and William Olsten
Officers Joseph Schmitt (left) and William Olsten (Photos provided/St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)
Kevin Killeen
January 31, 2019 - 6:53 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — St. Louis' top prosecutors and the St. Louis Police Officers Association are trading jabs after two police officers were charged in connection with a shooting on bar parking lot. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has charged two officers in the April 2018 incident outside Bomber...
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
(Kevin Killeen, KMOX)
Kevin Killeen
January 30, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Gardner has traded jabs this week with the police union, but says she has a good working relationship with the police.
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KMOX file photo
Kevin Killeen
August 07, 2018 - 4:46 pm
ST. LOUIS--(KMOX) --Despite a recent raise and efforts to recruit more officers, the city police department has fallen 140 officers short of its authorized strength, according to new numbers released by the police union. The Police Officers Association reports there are 1,188 officers on the force...
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St. Louis police car
(KMOX/Brad Choat)
February 13, 2018 - 4:50 pm
A new year and old problems persist for the St. Louis Police Department -- more officers are leaving than can be replaced.
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