(She’s a Circuit Attorney, but DA fits better in a headline and is a lot more recognizable.)
Kim Gardner has been the biggest trainwreck in St. Louis for some time now. If she were a Republican, she’d be all over the news. As it is, the national media was working hard not to cover her. Or to stop covering her once it was clear she was a disaster.
But then she sucked them in with her latest story of police racism.
St. Louis’ first black chief prosecutor is accusing the city, the local police union and others of a “racially motivated conspiracy” to prevent her from doing her job, invoking a rarely used federal law — passed after the Civil War to weaken the Ku Klux Klan — to wage a legal battle against her opponents.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a federal lawsuit Monday outlining how she was elected in 2016 to “redress the scourge of historical inequality and rebuild trust” among communities of color. But she alleges that the city’s “unprecedented appointment” of a special prosecutor in 2018 — part of a wider investigation into then-Gov. Eric Greitens — underscores a pattern of “collusive conduct” that she believes has undermined her authority.
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