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St. Louis prosecutor hires Ferguson riots policing leader

Oct. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol captain who led the policing effort during Ferguson protests is joining the St. Louis prosecutor's office. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner introduced Ron Johnson Wednesday as law enforcement liaison, a contracted position that will pay $50,000 for one...

Missouri Supreme Court weighs voter photo ID law

Oct. 3, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a key part of Missouri’s new voter photo identification law is now in the hands of state Supreme Court judges, who on Thursday questioned state attorneys’ requests to at least spare parts of the provision. The law had directed voters to present a valid...

Head of state’s public defender system is resigning

Oct. 3, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The head of Missouri’s public defender system is resigning. Michael Barrett announced his resignation Thursday after four years as director of the Missouri State Public Defender system. He said he was returning to New York to be closer to family. The Kansas City Star...