Chief Dotson Welcomes ‘First 48’ to St. Louis; Others Don’t

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The homicide-focused cable TV show has been around since 2004 and has featured police work in Miami, Dallas, Minneapolis and Kansas City, among others. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says the program humanizes officers and may help break the “don’t snitch” urban code. The downside, some say, is an emphasis on a city’s violent underbelly and concerns about complicating prosecutions.
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