Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

Missouri city officials ordered to undergo records training

Jan. 22, 2020 2:16 PM EST

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri attorney general has ordered officials in a southwest Missouri town to attend training about the state's open records and meeting law after determining that official business had been discussed in group texts instead of in public meetings. The Joplin Globe reports that the...

Missouri appeals court weighs wrongful conviction allegation

Dec. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court will decide if St. Louis' top prosecutor has the authority to request a new trial for a man who has spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder she believes he didn't commit. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that lawyers for Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on...

Supporters of Missouri inmate petition state for his release

Dec. 10, 2019 2:16 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for a Missouri man imprisoned for nearly 25 years for a murder he claims he didn't commit are stepping up their efforts to free him, starting with the delivery Tuesday of petitions urging the state attorney general to stop blocking a new trial. Lamar Johnson was convicted of...

Missouri attorney general sues city over ticket quotas

Dec. 9, 2019 6:58 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's attorney general on Monday announced he's suing the city of Marshfield for allegedly using traffic ticket quotas to generate revenue. In the lawsuit, Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt's office claims that Marshfield's police chief pressured officers to write...

Attorney general recuses himself from open records lawsuit

Dec. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Attorney General Eric Schmitt has recused his office from defending the state in a lawsuit contending the Missouri House violated the state's open records law. It is the second time in two years that the state has had to hire private attorneys to defend lawsuits challenging alleged violations of Missouri's...

Missouri attorney general backs high school football prayer

Dec. 6, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CAMERON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general is defending a local high school football coach who came under fire for allegedly leading students in prayer. At issue is a complaint against the Cameron R-1 School District from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, national association of...