Author: Z Gorley

THE STATUS OF BAIL, COURTS, AND CAGES IN ST. LOUIS

A Statement by ArchCity Defenders November 15, 2021  In 2019, ArchCity Defenders and partners from across the country challenged a system of cash bail that routinely caused people to...

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For Immediate Release: Excessive Force and Unlawful Search and Seizure Lawsuit Filed Against Five Maryland Heights Police Officers and Maryland Heights

October 25, 2021  Today in federal court, ArchCity Defenders and the Powell Law Firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of Tranell Stewart and Lisa Jones, respectively, alleging that officers...

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ArchCity Defenders Continues to Stand with Kris Hendrix

“We became activists to bring awareness of police brutality, and in way too many instances, became survivors of it,” said Kris Hendrix, a St. Louis activist and mother of...

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Statement from Coalition of St. Louis Area Community Organizations on Jones Administration’s Decision to Increase Police Presence in Downtown St. Louis

September 21, 2021 On September 14, Mayor Tishaura Jones announced that her administration will increase the police presence in downtown St. Louis in response to recent reports of violence...

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Media Advisory: Following Last Night’s Vigil, Families Impacted by Police Killings Hold Town Hall to Stop No-Knock Raids

August 12, 2021 Following Last Night’s Vigil, Families Impacted by Police Killings Hold Town Hall to Stop No-Knock Raids “Stop No-Knocks” Town Hall  Date and Time: Thursday, August 12,...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Families Impacted by Fatal State Violence, ArchCity Defenders and Community Partners Hold Two Events to Memorialize Victims and Advocate for Policy Change 

August 10, 2021 First Event: Vigil and Balloon Release for Don Clark, Sr.  Date and Time: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 7:00 PM Background: Don Clark, Sr. was a 63-year-old...

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For Immediate Release: Elderly Black Veteran Killed by St. Louis City Police on a “No Knock” Warrant, Family Files Federal Lawsuit 

June 30, 2021 On February 21, 2017, officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, unlawfully stormed into the home of Don...

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St. Louis Public Radio: Federal Lawsuit Alleges St. Louis Jail Correctional Officers Abused Detainees

St. Louis Public Radio | By Chad DavisPublished May 26, 2021 at 8:09 PM CDT Excerpt: Attorneys claim in a lawsuit that corrections officers regularly abused three current and former inmates...

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For Immediate Release: New Federal Lawsuit Details Culture of Water Deprivation and Excessive Macing at City Justice Center

May 24, 2021 In the same jail that’s been the source of recent uprisings and public scrutiny, three men detained pretrial are filing a lawsuit alleging their 14th amendment...

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ArchCity Defenders Publishes ‘Know Your Rights’ Guide for People Facing Eviction

ArchCity’s housing rights guide is the latest material designed to help an individual represent, defend, and advocate for themself in court. The majority of people facing eviction are “pro...

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