STL's Top Organized Crime Investigator Retires

1 decade 3 years 1 week ago Tuesday, May 29 2007 May 29, 2007 Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:55:06 AM CDT May 29, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- After years of battling organized crime in a city that once had plenty of it, St. Louis police investigator Steve Sorocko is calling it a career. The 62-year-old officer, the city's top investigator of organized crime, has retired. The underworld scene in St. Louis peaked in the early 1980s with feuding within the so-called Syrian organized crime family. A remote-controlled bomb exploded on Interstate 55, killing Jimmy Michaels Senior and triggering a series of retaliatory acts that included two more car bombings. Sorocko tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that some of those being investigated had friends in politics and the police department, so he would sometimes withhold information from his own department.

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