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Circuit Attorney and Police Chief to continue reviewing cases with credibility issues

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ST. LOUIS – On Tuesday, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, Police Chief John Hayden, and Public Safety Director Jimmy Edwards met to discuss the discord over a proposed police officer exclusion list.

The public war of words over the list erupted last week, when the Circuit Attorney’s Office issued a statement that any cases from 28 officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department would not be prosecuted, stating that a commander from the police department had requested a list be drawn up. Chief Hayden then weighed in, saying he was unaware of any such list or request for such a list, saying it was unnecessary.

Over the weekend, Gardner released another statement that Chief Hayden needed to talk with his command staff.

After Tuesday’s meeting, a joint statement was released by Jimmy Edwards, Kim Gardner and Chief Hayden stating, “issues concerning a St. Louis City police ‘s officer’s credibility shall continue to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.”

Hayden and Gardner also agreed to meet regularly.

September 4, 2018 Statement from Public Safety Director Judge Jimmie Edwards:

“Police Chief Hayden and Circuit Attorney Gardner met today to discuss various
issues including her concerns about the credibility of a small number of police

They agreed that issues concerning a St. Louis City police’s officer’s credibility
shall continue to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The conversation was candid and respectful, and they are committed to working
together to conduct fair investigations and to do justice in the prosecution of
anyone accused of a crime.

Chief Hayden and Circuit Attorney Gardner also agreed to meet regularly to
ensure open communication between their offices.”

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