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

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.

Dallas Ex-Chief David Brown to Join ABC News

Brown, who retired after 33 years on the police force, was in the national spotlight after a gunman ambushed and killed five police officers last summer. ABC’s James Goldston said he will provide a “unique perspective” on economic inequality, gun violence, race relations, and social justice.

That Viral Map of Crime and Democratic Voters? It’s Fake

The maps, shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter, purport to show a correlation between high crime rates and Democratic voters. The hoax has been kicking around the Internet since an anti-science blogger posted it in 2013. Snopes.com debunked the graphic last week, but that hasn’t stopped its viral sharing.