(KTVI)-Last Sunday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the result of a month long investigation by reporters Robert Patrick and Jennifer Mann showing that St. Louis city police and courts often arrest and jail the wrong people because of mistaken identity. They documented dozens of cases where people were wrongfully jailed and where things as elementary as matching fingerprints were ignored.
Read the article: St. Louis wrongful arrests mount as fingerprint mismatches are ignored
Mayor Slay’s administration and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce reacted with anger. They called the lengthy story a hatchet job based on shoddy research.
Charles Jaco tries to clear the air. He sits down with Jennifer Mann and Eddie Roth, Mayor Slay's Chief of Operations.