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Posted on 09.23.11
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  • Posted on 09.23.11

The City's Corrections Commissioner has been placed on compulsory leave. A local radio station says it has "obtained" emails between the Commissioner and the Public Safety Director.

Asked to comment on their content, City Operations Director (and St. Louis police captain) Sam Dotson told the radio station:

  • The escapes had nothing to do with staffing;
  • This is the give-and-take between directors and commissioners;
  • 95% of the positions are now filled;
  • We want to make sure facilities are as secure as possible;
  • Escapes were human error and building design flaws. They are being addressed.