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St. Louis County defender requests waitlist to ease caseloads

File photo showing gavels and law book (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

St. Louis County District Defender Stephen Reynolds has put forth a partial solution to what he calls “excessive and untenable” caseloads shouldered by the attorneys in his office: a waitlist for indigent defendants. In a motion filed Oct. 28, Reynolds ...

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Missouri police, prosecutor disagree on how to fight crime

Missouri police and prosecutors disagreed over how to curb gun violence in a state rocked by the killings of more than a dozen children in St. Louis alone this year. Law enforcement officials and advocates during a state Senate hearing ...

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No internal audit yet under Missouri attorney general

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office has not audited his compliance with conflict-of-interest rules since he took office in January, despite a policy calling for such a move. An office policy bans the attorney general from accepting campaign contributions from ...

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