Police Chief Says Current Officers Are Dedicated, But Money TalksSt. Louis City already faces a shortage of 114 police officers, and O'Toole is warning that number will grow if Prop P isn't passed in next month's vote.
Suspected Kidnapper Unable to Afford AttorneyA judge has allowed lawyers for a 27-year-old suspect in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China to withdraw from the case on grounds he can't foot the legal bills.
Two Charged in Videotaped Beating Get Private AttorneysThe Cook County Public Defender's office had requested that the office not be assigned to all four because doing so could pose a conflict of interest.
Missouri Public Defenders Seek More Money from LawmakersThis year's budget included a $4.5 million increase for the public defenders system.
Longtime Face of Victims' Advocacy Group SNAP Steps DownDavid Clohessy of suburban St. Louis voluntarily resigned Dec. 31 from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP.
Illinois Man Cleared in 1991 Rape After 25 Years in PrisonA state attorney says he does not intend to hold a retrial on the sexual assault charge, but does expect Illinois State Police to reopen the case.
US Attorney Callahan Creates 'Double Whammy' for Downtown Violent CrimesOne criminal to experience Richard Callahan's warning was Kilwa Jones, who received a 40-year state and 35-year federal sentence for a downtown shooting after a Cardinals game.
Attorney: SLMPD Conducts 200 SWAT Raids Annually"They say if there's a gun in an allegation of a search warrant application, we're doing a SWAT team raid. But the law doesn't allow that."
New Bill Attacks Corrupt Government LeadersSt. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says it's time to get tougher on government officials who abuse the public's trust.
City Manager Lehman Walker Suspended in University CityWalker will continue to earn his $130,000 annual salary during the suspension.
Elliott's Lawyer Lashes Out at Media, NFL Over Domestic Violence InvestigationThe Dallas Cowboys running back could still face a suspension by the league, although all legal charges were dropped.
St. Louis Lawyer Disbarred After Misusing Client's MoneyThe Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred a St. Louis attorney accused of misusing $2,500 of his client's money.

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