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St. Louis cops indicted, plead guilty to federal crimes

The indictments of three former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers in December 2008 raised a host of legal questions and further litigation. The officers’ indictments caused both the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri and the ...

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Attorneys fall silent as news quote weighed

An issue that hinged on a media interview now has parties not wanting to talk about it. A federal judge is weighing whether prosecutors acted improperly by publicly questioning convictions in cases investigated by an indicted police officer. St. Louis attorney Chet Pleban, of Pleban & Associates, filed the motion to dismiss for prosecutorial misconduct after a newspaper article quoted former U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway and current St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce as saying that more than 1,000 convictions were put in doubt because of the indictment of Pleban's client, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Bobby Lee Garrett.

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