St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger Faces Lawsuit By Some Council Members

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – The on-going battle between St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and some members of the county council has escalated, with four members filing suit against Stenger. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the lawsuit, filed Monday, also names two other county officials. It cites an effort to discourage oversight by blocking…

Judge Weighs Regulating St. Louis Police During Protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters asking a federal judge to regulate St. Louis police conduct have described being beaten and pepper-sprayed during recent demonstrations, but police defended their efforts to disperse sometimes unruly crowds. At issue is a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed over what it calls “unlawful and unconstitutional…