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Former St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty To Concealing Officer Assault

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Former St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty To Concealing Officer Assault

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A former St. Louis assistant prosecutor is accused of concealing a police officer’s assault on a suspect that included beating the man and putting a pistol down his throat. Twenty-eight-year-old Bliss Barber Worrell pleaded guilty to federal charges on Monday, admitting that she didn’t tell authorities what she knew about the […]

Former St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty To Concealing Officer Assault

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A former St. Louis assistant prosecutor is accused of concealing a police officer’s assault on a suspect that included beating the man and putting a pistol down his throat.

Twenty-eight-year-old Bliss Barber Worrell pleaded guilty to federal charges on Monday, admitting that she didn’t tell authorities what she knew about the officer’s 2014 assault on the suspect.

Worrell admitted that she failed to notify authorities that on July 22, 2014, police officers assaulted an arrestee in their custody, and that she took an affirmative step to conceal the felony. Worrell also admitted that she filed charges without disclosing knowledge of the assault to her colleagues, supervisors or the judge assigned to setting a bond.

She admitted that she allowed the charges to stand despite later learning that the facts that made out the charge of attempted escape were fabricated to cover for injuries the arrestee sustained during the assault.

“Prosecutors are trusted to exercise discretion in enforcing the law and are charged above all with doing justice in a fair and impartial manner,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Gupta. “In this instance, the defendant ran afoul of her obligation to uphold the Constitution, and must therefore be held to answer for her actions.”

The investigation into this case is ongoing by the the FBI’s St. Louis Division.

 

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