Appeals court delays order involving St. Louis prosecutor

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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

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ST. LOUIS – A Missouri appeals court has delayed an order requiring the St. Louis prosecutor to comply with a grand jury search warrant.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner had asked Judge Michael Mullen to quash a February search warrant seeking electronic data. Mullen issued an order Tuesday denying the request.

But later Tuesday, the appeals court issued a preliminary order halting execution of the search warrant.

The warrant is part of an investigation into alleged perjury by William Tisaby , hired by Gardner last year to investigate ex-Gov. Eric Greitens. Gardner’s office has argued that the search warrant was burdensome and unconstitutionally broad.

Greitens was charged with invasion of privacy in February 2018, alleging he took a semi-nude photo of a woman during a 2015 extramarital affair, without consent.

Charges were eventually dropped, but Greitens resigned in June.

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