Bill Smith of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch used tax records to show that “a foundation run by some of Missouri’s top police officials has raised millions of dollars on behalf of charity, but more than 80 percent of those contributions have gone to the foundation’s Texas-based fund-raiser.” The group raised about $3.1 million between 2000 and 2004, but just 17 cents of each dollar went to the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation. Less than one percent of that amount was used for the charity’s stated purpose of helping children.