Groups sue to end cash bail system in city
Feb17

Groups sue to end cash bail system in city

DOWNTOWN — A partnership of three non-profits unsheathed their legal swords in a federal lawsuit challenging St. Louis City’s cash bail system. The class action lawsuit also demanded the immediate release of the four plaintiffs bringing their case before the court. On January 28th, ArchCity Defenders, the Advancement Project National Office, Civil Rights Corps, and Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection...

Read More
Hayden, Edwards remain blind to corruption in their department
Jan30

Hayden, Edwards remain blind to corruption in their department

Within the last 60 days, four St. Louis police officers were indicted for beating another officer who was black, on-duty and undercover; another police officer was indicted after he and his partner violated department rules and went to his house while on-duty, meeting up with a female officer who was off-duty and ended up shooting and killing her; and two more officers were charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action...

Read More
St. Louis officer charged with killing another officer
Jan26

St. Louis officer charged with killing another officer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A male St. Louis police officer was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a female officer during what was described as a deadly game with a revolver. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charge against Nathaniel Hendren, 29, in the death of 24-year-old Katlyn Alix, as they allegedly played a game in which a revolver’s cylinder was emptied, one bullet put back and the two...

Read More
St. Louis officer killed by another officer in “accidental shooting”
Jan24

St. Louis officer killed by another officer in “accidental shooting”

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer “mishandled” a gun and accidentally shot and killed a colleague early Thursday, authorities said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. at an officer’s home, police Chief John Hayden told reporters during a news conference shortly after the shooting. Two on-duty male officers were at one of their apartments when Katlyn Alix, who was off duty, stopped by, according to police....

Read More
Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’
Jan22

Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An undercover St. Louis police officer reported that his colleagues beat him “like Rodney King” when they mistook him for a protester following the acquittal of a white former officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, according to newly released court documents. Det. Luther Hall, who is black, also described the attack as a “free for all” in an affidavit that the FBI used to justify...

Read More
New prosecutor makes changes first day in office
Jan03

New prosecutor makes changes first day in office

ST. LOUIS (AP)— St. Louis County’s new prosecuting attorney is shaking up his staff and instituting new policies just two days into the job, his spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday, and a veteran assistant prosecutor who presented evidence to the grand jury after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson is reportedly among those let go. Former Ferguson Councilman Wesley Bell defeated 28-year incumbent Bob McCulloch in...

Read More