Update: Following comments made by Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, ArchCity Defenders sends Sunshine Request for information on “Covid-19” releases and re-arrests

In response to questions about funding for #STLCity jails, Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards made a number of statements regarding the re-arrests of people “released due to COVID-19 concerns,” including that there have been 300 such released & more than 50 people re-arrested.

We have been unable to determine the basis of those statements, and we issued this sunshine request today:

2020.05.27. Sunshine Request for Arrest figures COVID (1)