Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

Schmitt appeals ruling on judges in Kevin Strickland case

Sep. 22, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday asked a state appeals court to intervene in the case of a Kansas City man who Jackson County prosecutors have said was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder more than 40 years ago. Last...

Hearing on Kevin Strickland's future to be in Jackson County

Sep. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A hearing that could determine whether Kevin Strickland will be released from prison after serving more than 40 years for a triple murder conviction will be held in Jackson County, a judge ruled Friday. Circuit Judge Kevin Harrell rejected a...

Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits

Sep. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he’s turning his attention...

Ruling on who will hear Strickland motion expected Friday

Sep. 13, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A decision is expected Friday on whether judges in Jackson County should be disqualified from hearing court arguments that could determine whether a man is released from prison after serving more than 40 years for a triple murder in Kansas City. ...

Former state Supreme Court justice joins Strickland case

Sep. 10, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri Supreme Court chief justice will join the Jackson County prosecutor’s team working to free a man who prosecutors believe was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder more than 40 years ago. Edward “Chip” Robertson will...

GOP group held 'war games' for state AGs before Trump loss

Sep. 10, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An offshoot of the Republican Attorneys General Association that sent a robocall urging “patriots” to support then-President Donald Trump at the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the storming of the U.S. Capitol held a special “war games” meeting weeks before the...

Schmitt says KC, Jackson County kids can ignore mask mandate

Sep. 03, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

Residents of Kansas City, Missouri, and its surrounding county can be excused if they're confused about whether to adhere to local mask mandates after Missouri's attorney general offered “legal direction” indicating that many and perhaps most people can ignore them, especially students. ...

Longtime Missouri inmate will wait weeks for new court date

Sep. 02, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who has been in prison for more than 40 years for a triple murder that many legal and political officials believe he did not commit will have to wait several more weeks before a court hearing that could lead to his release. Kevin...

Hearing on longtime inmate's possible freedom postponed

Sep. 01, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A court hearing that could have determined whether a Missouri man who has been in prison for more than 40 years would go free must be postponed, the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. A hearing was scheduled for Thursday in Jackson County...

12-state human trafficking operation nets rescues 47 victims

Aug. 27, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities made 102 arrests and rescued 47 victims as part of a 12-state effort to combat human trafficking, Missouri's top law enforcement official said Friday. Most of the arrests occurred Thursday night into Friday morning and came after a...