Progressive St. Louis Attorney Sues City and Police Union, Alleges Violations of KKK Act of 1871

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city she serves, as well as a powerful police union there, alleging a campaign of racism and a conspiracy intended to frustrate progressive reforms.

“As a reformer and black woman, I represent a clear threat to the police union and political establishment that are determined to preserve the status quo in St. Louis — a status quo that benefits the few in power at the expense of the many,“ Gardner said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “This lawsuit is a signal that the voice and will of the people of St. Louis, who have fought tirelessly to change a broken criminal
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