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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Civil Rights Organizations Take Legal Action to Protect People Locked Inside St. Louis Jails

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2020 Media Contacts: Z Gorley, 314-643-2463, zgorley@archcitydefenders.org Gina Physic, 202-505-4659, gphysic@advancementproject.org Joshua Garner, 240-326-3874, jgarner@advancementproject.org National Civil Rights Organizations Take Legal Action to Protect...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statewide Organizations and Medical Professionals Call on the Missouri Supreme Court to Prevent a COVID-19 Public Health Crisis in Jails by Releasing People

March 26, 2020 Due to growing concerns of the spread of the Coronavirus, particularly among people who are incarcerated, a coalition of over 30 organizations and medical professionals, sent...

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For Immediate Release: SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH FERGUSON OVER COURT FEES

March 25, 2020 Media Contacts: Z Gorley, Communications Director, ArchCity Defenders zgorley@archcitydefenders.org Jessica Ciccone, Director of Communications, Saint Louis University School of Law jessica.ciccone@slu.edu SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH FERGUSON OVER...

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For Immediate Release: With the Rise of COVID-19, ArchCity Defenders and Regional Organizations Send Letter to Missouri Officials Outlining Concerns and Recommending Comprehensive Policy Changes

March 13, 2020 With the Rise of COVID-19, ArchCity Defenders and Regional Organizations Send Letter to Missouri Officials Outlining Concerns and Recommending Comprehensive Policy Changes St. Louis, Mo. —...

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For Immediate Release: Advocacy Groups Question STL Mayor About Recent Actions that Continue City’s Long History of Using Police to Displace Homeless

March 3, 2020 In a letter to St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson, ArchCity Defenders (ACD), the Saint Louis University School of Law Litigation Clinic (SLU), and St. Francis...

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Update and Statement in the Kristine Hendrix Case

February 21, 2020 After five years of fighting alongside our client Kristine Hendrix, a jury of twelve St. Louisans determined that SLMPD officer Stephen Ogunjobi used unreasonable and unlawful...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Lawsuit Against St. Clair County, Expanding Debtors’ Prison Litigation from St. Louis to Rural Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2020 Osceola, Mo. — ArchCity Defenders (ACD), a nonprofit law firm based in St. Louis filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of...

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ArchCity Defenders Partners with The Luminary and Nationally Recognized Artists on Upcoming Exhibition: America’s Mythic Time

January 29, 2020 St. Louis, Mo.— ArchCity Defenders, a holistic legal advocacy organization, announces a collaboration with nonprofit arts organization and gallery The Luminary on America’s Mythic Time an...

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Statement on the Dismissal of West Lake Landfill Protesters’ Charges

October 29, 2019 For decades, West Lake Landfill in St. Louis County has invited national scrutiny due to the large amount of radioactive waste contained inside and the harm...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Class Action Lawsuit Against T.E.H. Realty Alleging a Breach of Contract over Unsafe and Uninhabitable Conditions at Northwinds Apartment Complex in Ferguson

October 23, 2019 ArchCity Defenders Files Class Action Lawsuit Against T.E.H. Realty Alleging a Breach of Contract over Unsafe and Uninhabitable Conditions at Northwinds Apartment Complex in Ferguson ArchCity...

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