Federal prosecutors have charged a former Pine Lawn police lieutenant with falsely arresting a mayoral candidate two years ago the latest allegation of wrongdoing involving public officials in the small St. Louis County town.
Sylvester Caldwell pled guilty to extortion charges related to a towing company and a Pine Lawn convenience store.
A former mayor of the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn alleges in a lawsuit, that he was repeatedly falsely arrested as part of a smear campaign orchestrated by his successor.
Police departments in existence to write tickets that keep towns afloat – former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says there are too many of them in the St. Louis area, and their days may be numbered.
Authorities in the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn are searching for a teenager who allegedly pulled a gun on a police officer.
Some say they hope the Justice Department will review court procedures.
St. Louis County Police are asking for the public’s help in solving the case
Missouri’s Attorney General files suit against 13 municipalities in St. Louis County for violations of the Macks Creek law, which prohibits municipalities from getting more than 30 percent of revenue from traffic violations.
As the Pine Lawn mayor fights back against federal extortion charges, the U.S. Attorney has a strong take on public corruption.
The mayor of the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn has pleaded not guilty to federal extortion charges.