St. Louis Chief Prosecutor Accuses City, Police Union Of Racist Conspiracy In Lawsuit

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit on Monday, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office.

Kim Gardner, the city’s first black prosecutor, alleges the city, police union and others are trying to force her out of office and block her reform agenda.

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