Saint Louis Circuit Attorney Leaves Earlier Than Expected
Governor Parson says the Missouri Attorney General’s Office is in “assist mode” in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. Kim Gardner, who had previously announced her plans to step down on June 1, instead resigned Tuesday out of the blue. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey wanted Gardner out after a teenage athlete lost both legs this year in a traffic crash by an armed robbery suspect who violated bond numerous times. The governor says he hopes to name a new St. Louis prosecutor by Friday.
Eighteen people made Monday’s deadline to apply for the position.