St. Louis Bar Owner’s Legal Battle Intensifies as Attorney Claims Prosecutorial Misconduct Over Withheld Evidence

ST. LOUIS — The legal battle surrounding Chad Morris, a local bar owner, has intensified this week as his attorney sought sanctions against the St. and Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office over what he claims is a failure to disclose vital evidence. The dispute stems from an incident last December at Bar:PM, a popular establishment in the South Broadway area, which culminated in the controversial arrest of Morris following a confrontation with police. According to court documents, James Wyrsch, Morris’ lawyer, has accused the circuit attorney’s office, led by Gabe Gore, of withholding information crucial to … Read more

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

Family Files Federal Lawsuit Against St. Louis County SWAT Team for Violating Constitutional Rights in Ferguson Raid

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A Ferguson family has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a St. Louis County SWAT team of violating their rights during a search warrant raid last May. The lawsuit, filed by Lindell Briscoe and Brittany Shamily, alleges damages over the use of excessive force, unjust detention, the deployment of SWAT without constitutional justification, Monell liability, and violation of the Sunshine Act. Represented by attorneys Bevis Schock and Erich Veith, Briscoe, Shamily, and their five minor children are seeking legal action against St. Louis County and the detective who ordered the raid. To … Read more

Day 2 of Janae Edmondson Crash Trial: Jury Returns in St. Louis Courtroom

St. Louis, Missouri – The highly anticipated Day 2 of the Janae Edmondson crash trial has begun as the jury returns to the courtroom. This trial has drawn significant attention due to the tragic nature of the incident and its impact on the community. In this trial, Edmondson is facing charges related to a severe car accident that occurred on an unspecified date. The crash resulted in significant damage and injuries, prompting legal action and leading to this trial. Throughout the proceedings, both the prosecution and defense are expected to present their case, presenting evidence, … Read more