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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner accused of misconduct

FOX 2
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 2022-03-24
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FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks a news conference in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) Read More

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that this case was before the Missouri Supreme Court. The court says the case is currently before a disciplinary panel.

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Bar Ethics Department filed a massive complaint against St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, accusing her of professional misconduct. Gardner has a hearing set for April 11. That panel is responsible to determine if there is any wrongdoing before it moves ahead. If she is found guilty, she could lose her law license.

After studying the 73-page complaint, Brad Young of Harris Dowell, Fisher, and Youn said it alleges how Gardner fostered and promoted the perjury charges that were leveled against William Tisaby. He said she is accused of allowing Tisaby, her lead investigator, to commit perjury and that she took no steps to correct the record once she was made aware of his actions.

The case is not yet in front of the Missouri Supreme Court. If the panel moves the case forward then it could be in front of the high court.

“If the Missouri Supreme Court finds that she is guilty of ethics charges and professional misconduct, it could result in probation, a suspension of her law license, or disbarment,” said Young.

If that happens, under Missouri law, Gardner would be ineligible to be the circuit attorney. Also under Missouri law, Gov. Mike Parson would be empowered to appoint a replacement if he so desired.

When asked if the case could be continued in April, Young responded: “At this time, she has received two, if not three. But there is a chance it will be continued, but a greater chance it will be heard on April 11.”

It’s important to note the Tisaby guilty plea does not include Kim Gardner. Also, the accusations made in the 73-page complaint still have to be proven at the hearing.

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Stephanie Jordan
03-24

She is guilty, she has been getting away with way to much, slam the book on her, she needs prison time and lose everything she was intiled to, and she thought she had friends and would never get caught, lmao 🤣

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Donna Dorlac
03-24

Her hatred of the police has been apparent from day one but none so much as her recent action of releasing the guy who tried to high jack a police car. That really was the last straw for me. Perhaps this is a blessing that will finally get her out of office because we all know the voting machines are rigged. We need law and order restored in the city. If we don't do something soon the city will die as no one wants to go there because of this woman.

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tina mcgarrah
03-24

It depends on who is actually going to be looking at her case, for her punishment if even found guilty. She's been guilty of not doing her job from the beginning, enforcing the laws on the books is not being done by her office. And creative ways to let the criminals off the hook is her speciality! That Tisbee shenanigans is being caught in bold faced lies. It would be wonderful to see a strong punishment after a guilty verdict, to send a message to all these Soros backed liberal Prosecuters around the nation. Unfortunately they are only hurting the worst run cuties and the lowliest people of them.The Old and Poor people trapped in them! Where a Strong law and order message would do the most good!!!

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