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Homicide and child abuse detectives are investigating the death of a young child.
Emergency crews were called to a north St. Louis home around 3:30 this morning on reports that a one-year-old girl was having health problems. When paramedics arrived the girl had no heart beat and was not breathing. They performed CPR and transported her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators are still at the home, but no further details have been released.
Former St. Louis corrections commissioner Gene Stubblefield says his termination in 2012 was racially motivated. On Monday, he filed an employment discrimination complaint in federal court under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Mayor Francis Slay had removed Stubblefield from his post in 2011 after a series of jailbreaks and financial trouble in the corrections department.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson had been the mayor's operations director at that time. He investigated the management at the jail and reported several problems.
The city's Civil Service Commission upheld Stubblefield's firing the next year.
Stubblefield claims he was wrongly accused and says white city employees haven't been fired for similar misconduct.