Helped Restore Community Trust by Holding Law Enforcement Accountable
Police accountability is critical to increase trust between law enforcement and the community. When the people of St. Louis know that police misconduct will lead to the dismissal of charges, rather than prosecutions, it helps to increase community confidence in the police and the criminal justice system.
- Publicly committed to not using the testimony of officers who have been found to be untruthful, engaged in misconduct, or publicly made comments evidencing racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice
- Dismissed 91 cases that relied on the testimony of indicted St. Louis police officers
- Established the first-ever Police Liaison position in the Office to strengthen the Circuit Attorney’s working relationship with city, state, and federal law enforcement