A erstwhile St. Louis constabulary sergeant whose boy was robbed astatine gunpoint by nan aforesaid fishy who allegedly mowed down a teen successful nan city past week is calling retired Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner for putting nan information of citizens successful "jeopardy."
Jim Dandridge's boy was robbed astatine gunpoint successful 2020 by Daniel Riley, nan 21-year-old unlicensed driver charged pinch plowing done a downtown St. Louis intersection and striking a Tennessee teen successful municipality for a volleyball tournament. The 16-year-old unfortunate mislaid her legs arsenic a result.
Riley was retired connected enslaved for a 2022 robbery and was expected to beryllium connected location arrest. He had violated his enslaved conditions much than 50 times earlier nan crash.
"The information of each 1 of america present is successful jeopardy because an inept charismatic here," Dandridge told "America's Newsroom" Monday. "How does that happen? I consciousness truthful sorry for this woman and I consciousness for illustration St. Louis has fto her down."
MISSOURI AG MOVES TO FIRE DEM ATTORNEY KIM GARDNER AFTER SHE REFUSES TO RESIGN OVER PUBLIC SAFETY OUTCRY
In a, Jan. 13, 2020 record photo, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks successful St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
The erstwhile constabulary sergeant was group to attest successful beforehand of nan Missouri legislature Monday to protest Gardner's leadership.
Dandridge recalled really he was contacted by a section newsman who revealed nan St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office dismissed charges successful his son's robbery lawsuit because "the unfortunate of nan robbery was deceased."
The news came arsenic a daze to Dandridge, whose boy was sitting adjacent to him during nan call.
Dandridge discovered a unfortunate successful a abstracted lawsuit involving 1 of nan different suspects from his son's lawsuit had died. The unfortunate had nan aforesaid first sanction arsenic his son, starring prosecutors to operation up nan cases.
Janae Edmondson was successful a crosswalk pinch her parents connected her measurement location from a volleyball tourney erstwhile constabulary allege Daniel Riley ignored sped done a output sign, striking her and different car. (Town of Smyrna, St. Louis Police Department)
"This is incompetency astatine nan highest level," Dandridge told nan St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I consciousness truthful sorry for this woman and her family. Kim Gardner’s agency grounded her family and my family completely."
Dandridge noted nan 2nd fishy besides had aggregate anterior ankle bracelet violations and said his family should person been instantly notified erstwhile Riley violated location arrest.
"For this personification to beryllium retired connected nan thoroughfare and proceed to do these crimes is outrageous," he said.
The Missouri Supreme Court connected Friday appointed Judge John P. Torbitzky of nan Eastern District of Missouri Court of Appeals to adjudicate nan ineligible action by state's lawyer wide to region Gardner from her post, citing negligence of her duties successful nan Riley case.
Attorney General Andrew Bailey connected Thursday revenge a petition quo warranto, which is nan ineligible system nether authorities rule that allows nan lawyer wide to region a charismatic who neglects his aliases her duties. Bailey will person to show Judge Torbitzky that Gardner neglected her duties and should beryllium removed, and nan determination is up to Torbitzky.
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey (Missouri Attorney General's Office)
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In a press convention past week, Gardner said location are "numerous individuals that person an schedule to make judge that my agency does not succeed."
"That is not an excuse. But astatine nan aforesaid time, we cognize we do not power each portion of nan system. But what we tin power is we're going to conflict very difficult for justness successful spite of nan vitriol, nan hate, nan racist attacks, nan known manipulation of nan tribunal procedures to make judge our agency fails," she said.
"The subordinate stops pinch my office, and we did our job. As I said, could we do more? We could. But did we not do nothing? That is not true."
Fox News' Brianna Herlihy contributed to this report
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