Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R-MO) has given St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner an ultimatum: resign by noon on Thursday, or be removed from office.
Bailey shared the news in a brief series of tweets posted on Wednesday evening, threatening to use the power of his own office to oust her if she refused to leave her office voluntarily.
“We are giving Kim Gardner until noon tomorrow to resign,” he began. “If she refuses, she will face immediate removal proceedings in the form of a writ of quo warranto brought by our office.”
“As AG, I want to protect the people of St. Louis, and that includes protecting victims of crime and finding justice for them,” he continued, adding, “Instead of protecting victims, Circuit Attorney Gardner is creating them. Read more…