Activists allege racism in treatment of Gardner
Jun18

Activists allege racism in treatment of Gardner

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some black activists say there’s an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of then-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who now faces perjury charges. About a dozen black activists gathered Tuesday outside a downtown courthouse to defend Gardner and the investigator, William Tisaby, who are both black. Tisaby faces six counts...

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Greitens investigator hired by Gardner is indicted
Jun17

Greitens investigator hired by Gardner is indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A former FBI agent accused of botching the criminal investigation of then-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens turned himself in Monday after being indicted on charges alleging that he lied in a deposition about his interview with a woman who had an affair with Greitens. The former agent, William Tisaby, surrendered to authorities on the same day that an indictment charging him with six counts of perjury and one count of...

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Push for public vote on Missouri abortion law hits new roadblock
Jun14

Push for public vote on Missouri abortion law hits new roadblock

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Efforts to let Missouri voters weigh in on the new state law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy have hit another roadblock. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green dismissed on Friday a lawsuit by prominent Republican donor David Humphreys, who is seeking to force Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, also a Republican, to approve his referendum petition on the new law. Green dismissed on Thursday a similar...

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Jury rejects police officer’s gender bias lawsuit
Jun13

Jury rejects police officer’s gender bias lawsuit

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors have rejected a high-ranking St. Louis police officer’s claim that her colleague was promoted to deputy chief instead of her because of gender bias. The jury ruled against Lt. Col. Rochelle Jones on Thursday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her lawsuit alleged gender discrimination in the 2015 promotion of Ronnie Robinson to lieutenant colonel, the second-highest rank in the department. Jones...

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City seeks stay of judge’s order on jails
Jun13

City seeks stay of judge’s order on jails

CITY HALL – St. Louis is seeking a stay of a federal court judge’s order to grant felony detainees new bail hearings under new standards, or release them immediately. U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig ruled Monday that current inmates in the city’s two jails must get new detention hearings within a week. New arrestees must have a hearing within 48 hours of their arrest. Fleissig said inmates could still be held if they...

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