press releases

For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Releases Policy Report “Death by the State: Police Killings and Jail Deaths in St. Louis,” and Introduces Fatal State Violence Project

January 18, 2021 St. Louis, Mo. — In the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ArchCity Defenders (ACD), a holistic legal advocacy organization, has released the policy...

read more

Media Advisory: On MLK Day, ArchCity Defenders Releases Policy Report “Death by the State: Police Killings and Jail Deaths in St. Louis,” and Introduces Collaborative Initiative

Nearly sixty years ago in his “I Have a Dream” speech, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “e can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is...

read more

ArchCity Defenders and Co-Counsel File Class Action Lawsuit Against St. Francois County for Inhumane Jail Conditions and Inadequate Medical Care

December 21, 2020 Today in federal court, ArchCity Defenders, the Simon Law Firm, Vonne Karraker, and Vincent Colianni filed a complaint on behalf of clients Robert Hopple, Stefani Rudigier,...

read more

For Immediate Release: Coalition to Host Environmental Racism Solution Series Summit

NOVEMBER 12, 2020 Coalition to Host Environmental Racism Solution Series Summit Summit builds on Environmental Racism in St. Louis report released by the same coalition in 2019 St. Louis, MO...

read more

For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders to Host Virtual Education Sessions on Expungement Process

October 20, 2020 As part of ArchCity Defenders’ (ACD) expanding holistic legal advocacy and ‘know your rights’ learning opportunities, ACD is hosting virtual education sessions on expungement, the process...

read more

Three Years After St. Louis Police Kettled and Beat Large Crowd, ArchCity Defenders and Khazaeli Wyrsch Denounce St. Louis City’s Failure to Hold Its Officers Accountable

September 17, 2020 Three years ago, over one hundred people were kettled, beaten, and pepper sprayed by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) and neither St. Louis City...

read more

For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Challenges Constitutionality of St. Louis City Eviction Trial Citing Due Process Concerns, Asks Missouri Supreme Court to Give Tenant Fair Day in Court

August 25, 2020 Lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled St. Louis resident who lost eviction trial over the phone after being unable to access trial by video conference and...

read more

For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Petition on Behalf of Veteran Facing an Eviction, Citing Due Process Concerns, and Asking for a Fair Day in Court

August 22, 2020 ArchCity Defenders Files Petition on Behalf of Veteran Facing an Eviction, Citing Due Process Concerns, and Asking for a Fair Day in Court  Last night in the Missouri...

read more

For Immediate Release: Statement from ArchCity Defenders on St. Louis City’s Temporary Pause on Evictions

August 6, 2020 Statement from ArchCity Defenders on St. Louis City’s Temporary Pause on Evictions We are happy to hear that Presiding Judge Burlison of the 22nd Judicial Circuit...

read more

For Immediate Release: Statement from Coalition of St. Louis Area Community Organizations on Darren Wilson Non-Charging Decision

July 30, 2020 Today, we learned that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has decided not to charge former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of...

read more

Subscribe