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SLMPD Internal Affairs investigating claims of misconduct against Chief Dotson

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Chief Sam Dotson (Credit: KMOV) Chief Sam Dotson (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Officials with Internal Affairs are investigating claims of misconduct against St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson because of accusations that he campaigned for mayor while serving on police business.

The complaint stems from former St. Louis Police Officer Gary Wiegert, who cited the police department's handbook. 

"I don't know if he was in uniform or not. I don't know if he was working at the time, but I do know that he talked about policy, then asked people to vote for him," Weigert said. "That's where the violation is."

Many city officials have called for Dotson to step down, believing campaigning would divert his attention from policing.

Wiegert said he has had differences with Dotson in the past. He was involved in a conflict with the police department in 2013 over his work for a pro-marijuana legalization group.

In a statement, Dotson said: "I can’t talk about pending IAD things, as with any pending matter. There is process that includes review by the Director of Public Safety."  Below is the complaint:

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