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New chief to focus on court’s outreach role

Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry wants the public to know what judges do. So as she begins her seven-year term as chief judge of the St. Louis-based federal court, she says she wants to focus on the court's outreach efforts. Perry is the third consecutive woman to serve as chief judge of the District Court in St. Louis. Judge Carol E. Jackson, whom Perry follows, became chief in 2002 after Judge Jean C. Hamilton completed her seven-year term.

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Federal court says no prosecutorial misconduct in cop case

A federal judge said no prosecutorial misconduct occurred in the case against Bobby Lee Garrett, a St. Louis police officer accused of planting evidence, stealing money and dealing drugs. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, of the St. Louis-based federal ...

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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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