Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

AG sues western Missouri town that dismantled police force

Jun. 17, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt has sued a western Missouri town whose elected leaders held a closed-door vote to dismantle the police force. Schmitt said Monday that the Garden City Board of Alderman's November 2018 vote to lay off seven officers was a violation of Missouri's...

Report: Black Missouri drivers 91% more likely to be stopped

Jun. 10, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A report from Missouri's attorney general shows that black drivers across the state are 91% more likely than white motorists to be pulled over by police and newly collected data shows that African-Americans are even more likely to be stopped in many communities where they live....

Missouri attorney general to investigate elder abuse hotline

May. 23, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says he will investigate troubles at the Missouri's elder abuse hotline. Schmitt announced the investigation in a news release Wednesday, after reports that only about 50 percent of the nearly 92,000 calls to the hotline in 2018 were...

Missouri AG ends probe of former Gov. Greitens' use of staff

May. 17, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's attorney general is closing an investigation into whether former Gov. Eric Greitens improperly used his office staff to work on his campaign's social media accounts. The Kansas City Star reports Eric Schmitt's announcement on Thursday concludes what is believed to be...

State will temporarily stay proceedings in duck boat case

May. 16, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State proceedings against the owner of a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, will be temporarily halted until federal charges in the case are resolved, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Thursday. Schmitt said in a news release he and...