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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

St. Louis Co. municipal courts agree to uniform fines

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St. Louis Co. municipal courts agree to uniform fines

St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) – Almost all of the 82 municipal courts in St. Louis County have agreed to a uniform standard for fines and court costs, addressing concerns that some courts in the region prey on the poor and minorities. The agreement was announced Thursday by Frank Vatterott, chairman of the St. Louis […]

St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) – Almost all of the 82 municipal courts in St. Louis County have agreed to a uniform standard for fines and court costs, addressing concerns that some courts in the region prey on the poor and minorities.

The agreement was announced Thursday by Frank Vatterott, chairman of the St. Louis County Municipal Courts Improvement Committee.

The committee formed after unrest in Ferguson that followed the fatal shooting in August of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The shooting drew attention to racial concerns throughout the region, including municipalities that rely on fines and bench warrants for revenue.

Vatterott says 80 of the 82 municipal courts adopted the uniform standards. Most of the courts in the county reduced fines to meet the new criteria.

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