Fatal Shooting of St. Louis Cop by Fellow Cop Prompts Changes

The police chief of St. Louis on Thursday ordered commanders to keep closer tabs on officers in the field after an on-duty officer allegedly killed an off-duty colleague while playing with a gun, NBC News reported.

The announcement came on the same day that the police department released an "allegation of employee misconduct report" in which it is alleged that two officers, including the one accused of firing the fatal shot on a colleague, were drinking while on duty.

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said his department is in the process of upgrading laptop computers that officers have in the field to help their supervisors stay aware of their whereabouts.

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