Chief Dotson apologizes after calling some officers “slugs”

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has issued an apology after he called some of the city’s officers “slugs.”

The St. Louis Post-Disptach reports it happened during a public safety committee meeting last week.   When residents talked about crime and police response times, Dotson told them 20 percent of his officers were high performers, 60 percent were in the middle, and 20 percent were just “slugs.”  He added that he’s trying to “move everybody along.”

Dotson says he sincerely apologizes and adds he respects and admires all police employees.

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