Comptroller Green statement on attempt to undermine Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

MO SB-1 is a shameful insult to the voters of the city of St. Louis and it does not address the underlying issues that lead to violent crime.

August 12, 2020 | 2 min reading time

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(St. Louis - August 12, 2020) City of St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green issued the following statement today on an amendment proposed by state legislators to allow the governor to remove Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner:

"This amendment to Missouri Senate Bill #1 is a shameful insult to the voters of the city of St. Louis, who chose to re-elect Kim Gardner as Circuit Attorney by more than 60 percent of the vote.

"This bill does not address the underlying issues that lead to violent crime in our community. It does not offer investment into education, job training, or mental health support. Instead, Senate Bill #1 is an attempt to undermine a duly elected local prosecutor.

"The people of St. Louis are well informed and deserve to be heard and respected—at City Hall and in Jefferson City."

Comptroller Darlene Green is the chief fiscal officer of the City of St. Louis and is charged with safeguarding the city’s credit rating and with protecting taxpayer dollars. Visit to learn more about the Office of the Comptroller.

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    Tyson Pruitt
    Public Information Officer to the Comptroller
    Office Phone: (314) 613-7360
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