Content Category: fatal state violence

Family of Don Clark, Sr. Speaks Out

Don Clark, Jr. and Sherrie Clark-Torrence remember their father and explain the challenges they faced trying to find answers in their father's murder.

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Lawsuit: Payton v. City of St. Louis

In the summer of 2018, Louis "Lyen" Payton suffered a fatal overdose while caged at the Workhouse. In 2020, ACD sued the City on behalf of the Payton family...

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Lawsuit: Don Clark, Jr., et al. v. City of St. Louis, et al.

On February 21, 2017, Don Clark, Sr., a Black grandfather with disabilities, was home alone and killed by SLMPD SWAT on a "no knock" warrant. ACD filed this lawsuit...

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ACD FSV Dataset: The Officers Who Killed – Greater St. Louis 2009-2019

Compiled by ACD, this Fatal State Violence (FSV) data identifies at least 80 police officers who reportedly killed at least one person between 2009-2019; also, six police reportedly killed...

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ACD FSV Dataset: People Killed by Police in the Greater St. Louis Area 2009-2019

Compiled by ACD, this Fatal State Violence (FSV) data lists at least 179 people who were either killed by police (132) or died in jail custody (47), between 2009-2019...

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ACD FSV Dataset: People Who Died in Jail Custody in the Greater St. Louis Area 2009-2019

Compiled by ACD, this Fatal State Violence (FSV) data lists at least 47 people who died in jail custody in greater St. Louis, MO between 2009-2019.

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2021 ACD FSV Report: Death by the State: Police Killings and Jail Deaths in St. Louis

This groundbreaking report offers an introduction to the issue of Fatal State Violence (FSV) in St. Louis, Missouri. It provides an overview of killings by police and in custody...

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Lawsuit: Velma Payton v. City of St. Louis

ACD sued the City of St. Louis on behalf of the Payton family after their loved on, Louis "Lyen" Payton died from a preventable overdose in the Workhouse.

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A Plan to Close the Workhouse: 2020 Report

On January 14, 2020 at a press conference in City Hall, members of the Close the Workhouse campaign shared details of their report outlining a plan to permanently shutter...

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A Plan to Close the Workhouse and Promote a New Vision for St. Louis: 2018 Report

This 2018 CTW report is an indictment of the harms inflicted on people held at the Workhouse, mostly before they've had their day in court. It also paints a...

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