TRUTH and SU host discussion on community policing

Teaching Racial Understanding Through Honesty and Student Union held a discussion on community policing with police leaders from the Washington University Policy Department, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Washington University faculty and administration in Umrath Lounge Oct. 17.

Kathleen White | News Editor

Increased security can be harmful for black and brown students

Many have called for an increased police presence to patrol the neighborhoods to make students feel safe. But which students would actually feel safer?

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Police fatally shoot armed patient at WU’s Center for Advanced Medicine

A 46-year-old armed patient at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Washington University’s Medical Campus was fatally shot by public safety officers after pulling a knife on health care professionals Thursday morning.

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In case of emergency, we need more than notifications

When Washington University sent out an emergency notification last Wednesday that a person with a weapon was near North Campus, it became clear that the University has an effective, albeit obnoxious, system to inform people on our campus of an emergency. However, another—and maybe more significant element—was made clear: although we got the memo, a majority of us did not know how to respond.

Several individuals robbed, carjacked in University City area in recent weeks

Two security memos were sent out to Washington University students living in the University City area regarding a robbery and a carjacking, which occurred on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

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WUPD policing practices deemed ‘a national model’ for other agencies

A professional firm specializing in campus safety called Washington University Police Department’s Fair and Impartial Policing (FIP) policy a national model in recently released findings following an independent review last August.

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WU Chief of Police Strom steps down, Lt. Glenn appointed interim chief

Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced in a recent email to the Washington University community that Chief of Police Don Strom is resigning from Washington University’s Police Department, effective Dec. 28.

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An open letter from Wash. U. College Republicans to Provost Holden Thorp

Wash. U. College Republicans believes that open and candid discourse on these matters is crucial to making progress toward a solution. But to truly take steps towards mutual understanding, it is important that all perspectives be presented, heard and validated.

Wash. U. College Republicans

Rewriting a history of crime: Police propose combining crime statistics from St. Louis County, city

St. Louis may no longer be one of America’s most dangerous cities, if two local police chiefs get their way with the numbers. In April, the FBI plans to open conversations on a proposal to merge crime statistics from the St.

Rethinking how America polices itself

This week, it came to light that Earl Sampson, a convenience store worker, had been stopped and questioned by police officers in Miami Gardens, Fla., more than 250 times over the past four years and was arrested following more than a fifth of those stops. Even more egregious, he was also arrested for trespassing while inside his place of work more than 10 times.

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