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Have you been jailed by, paid fines to, or had a warrant issued by Normandy?

August 12, 2022 Normandy Settlement Info— Davis et al. V. City of Normandy ArchCity Defenders recently reached a preliminary settlement in a $1.3 million lawsuit with the City of...

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Remembering Ms. Roslyn “Ros” Carter

As we close out March– a month when women and femmes are specifically and traditionally honored– we wish to remember and celebrate the life of Ms. Roslyn “Ros” Carter,...

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For immediate release: Over Twenty Thousand People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Normandy  

March 29, 2022 Over Twenty Thousand People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Normandy   (St. Louis, Mo.) On March 29, 2022, a federal judge preliminarily...

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For Immediate Release: Class Action Lawsuit Targets City Justice Center’s Culture of Excessive Mace and Water Deprivation

March 15, 2022 A federal class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all individuals detained at the St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC), who have subjected to...

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For Immediate Release: Waiting for Justice in Ferguson: Seven Years and Counting

February 8, 2022 The murder of Mike Brown and the Ferguson uprising exposed Ferguson’s practices of predatory policing, operating an extortionary municipal court, and illegally jailing impoverished people. Seven...

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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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ACD’s Tribute to Wendy Werner, Our Longtime Supporter and Founding Board Chair

January 6, 2022 This tribute to Wendy is a collection of photos and reflections of cherished memories submitted by members of the ACD family.

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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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