Ferguson’s new municipal judge ordered massive changes Monday in the city’s much-criticized municipal court, a move he said is aimed at restoring confidence in the system and easing the burden on needy defendants.
No arrests have been made, but police are continuing to follow leads.
The city halted the red-light camera program and dismissed pending cases.
In the St. Louis red light camera case, the high court ruled that the ordinance is unconstitutional because it shifts the burden of proof from the state to the vehicle owner to prove who was driving the car at the time of the alleged violation.
The St. Louis County Police Department has released surveillance video relevant to the investigation of the officers involved shooting that occurred last weekend.
Lauren Bach, 23, was beaten to death in June of last year, and the suspect, Raheem Thorpe, was charged with first-degree murder and originally held on no bond.
A lawsuit against Missouri over lethal injection policies for executions has been dismissed.
A Missouri judge on Friday gave an advocacy group and state lawyers more than a week to file orders in a lawsuit challenging restrictions on filming Missouri Senate committee hearings.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce should expect a visit from Stray Rescue’s Randy Grim this week. He will demand what he calls, “Justice For Brownie.”
Adrienne Martin was accused of setting Brownie on fire in July 2013. His burns were so bad, he had to be euthanized.