Discrimination Lawsuit Against St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell Delayed Until Next Year, Amid Congressional Run

CLAYTON, Mo. – The much-anticipated discrimination lawsuit trial against St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has been postponed until next year. The trial, which was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, will now take place on January 27, according to St. Louis County Circuit Judge Bruce Hilton. The delay comes after lawyers Jerome Dobson and Gregory Rich, representing Susan Petersen, a former longtime prosecutor who was fired by Bell in October 2019, requested more time. Petersen filed the lawsuit in October 2020, claiming that she worked in the prosecutor’s office for 21 years before … Read more

Vallejo Settles $5 Million Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting of Willie McCoy at Taco Bell Drive-Through

VALLEJO, Calif. – The City of Vallejo has reached a $5 million settlement in the lawsuit filed by the family of Willie McCoy. McCoy, a 20-year-old rapper, was shot and killed by six officers from the Vallejo Police Department at a Taco Bell drive-through in 2019. The incident gained attention when officers fired 55 shots at McCoy, who was sleeping in a silver Mercedes. The officers involved claimed they acted reasonably, but footage from body cameras showed no visible gun. McCoy’s family attorney, Melissa Nold, expressed her disappointment with the settlement, stating that money does … Read more