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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce renewing her call for an "armed offenders docket."

St. Louis Prosecutor Jennifer Joyce Declines Role in Maryville Rape Case

“It’s an extremely long drive to Maryville and I really can’t justify sending one of my prosecutors over there for extended periods of time when we have to try the caseloads here in the city,” she said.

10/17/2013

Mo. Senator Says Legislature Will Consider Armed Offender Docket

“I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city”

09/18/2013

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

The Armed Offender Docket’s Next Battleground: The Mo. Legislature

On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.

09/17/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Judges Vote Against Armed Offender Docket Plan

Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.

09/16/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mo. Chief Justice Comments on Proposed Gun Court

“If the folks in St. Louis feel that a gun docket would help them lowering crime and improving the life of residents then that’s something that is their prerogative.”

07/08/2013

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce renewing her call for an "armed offenders docket."

Circuit Attorney Renews Call for Gun Court

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–With seventeen people injured Monday night in seven different shootings, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is renewing her call for the creation of a “gun court” to standardize the city’s response to gun crimes. “We […]

06/13/2013

trooper

Trial For “Trooper” Puppy Dragging Begins Today

41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis has waived a jury trial so her case will be heard by St. Louis Circuit Judge Theresa Counts Burke.

04/09/2013

Ronnell Hood

Judge Speaks Out Following Outrage Over Light Sentence

As an associate judge, Stovall-Reed usually handles lesser cases, but was assigned to the Ronnell Hood case to help with the docket backlog.

01/15/2013

Leo Slay, Mayor's brother accused of heroin possession

Mayor’s Brother Gets 30 Days In Drug Case

A brother of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

08/08/2012

AFP/Getty/ Fabrice Coffrini

Man Tased in Courtroom after Sentencing

Upon hearing the sentence, he threatened the victim, cursed the judge and head-butted a sheriff’s deputy.

06/15/2012

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