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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Joint Statement Condemning Recent Remarks by Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards

October 8, 2019 Joint Statement Condemning Recent Remarks by Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards In recent months, St. Louis has experienced a series of tragedies stemming from fatal gun...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Presented Third Annual ‘Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards,’ Announced Honorees

St. Louis — On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, ArchCity Defenders, a nonprofit civil rights law firm presented its third annual ‘Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards’ to recognize and honor...

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Federal Judge: Cash Bail in St. Louis is Unconstitutional

Big Win for St. Louis Residents in Cash Bail Lawsuit Brought by ArchCity Defenders, Advancement Project National Office, Civil Rights Corps and Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and...

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