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Court rules thousands of people are now part of a class action lawsuit against Ferguson

June 10, 2022 On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the court granted class certification in Keilee Fant, et al. v. City of Ferguson, a lawsuit we filed in February 2015...

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Now is the time for reparations in St. Louis

June 10, 2022 In December of 2021, a coalition of over 25 local community organizations came together to encourage the Jones administration to develop a process and plan for...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Family Members and Advocates with the Fatal State Violence Response Program Commemorate Isaiah Hammett, a 21-year-old Latinx Man Killed by St. Louis Police in a “No Knock Raid” Five Years Ago 

June 7, 2022 What: Commemorative Angelversary event marking five years since the Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) unit of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) executed a “no-knock”...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Federal Judge Certifies Damages Classes Against St. Louis City in Lawsuit Alleging Inhumane Conditions at the ‘Workhouse’ Jail

May 26, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) — On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, a federal judge granted a motion for class action status in the lawsuit James Cody, et al...

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For Immediate Release: Family Members Whose Loved Ones Were Killed by Police Collectively Share Their Concerns and Urge Broad Support of Their Demands at Press ConferencE

May 24, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) On May 24, 2022, outside St. Louis City Hall, the Fatal State Violence (FSV) Response Program, a coalition of families who have lost...

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IF passed, Board Bill 14 would take away rights and further criminalize people living on the streets

May 13, 2022 A group of legal advocacy organizations in St. Louis has sent a letter to the City detailing serious concerns about Board Bill 14, and how, if passed,...

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For Immediate Release: Fatal State Violence Response Program Re-Opens Applications for Responders, anD PROMOTES HOTLINE

Monday, April 18, 2022 Since November 2021, ArchCity Defenders’ “Fatal State Violence Response Program,” in partnership with Faith for Justice, has provided ongoing support to individuals whose loved ones...

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ArchCity Defenders’ – About Us Video (2022)

At ArchCity Defenders, our clients and their loved ones are inescapably targeted and punished by the criminal legal system of police, courts, and jails. Not only do we represent...

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A Year in Review: Fatal State Violence Project

One year ago, we launched the Fatal State Violence Project in solidarity with families who have had loved ones killed by police or die in jail. In the spirit...

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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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