ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Legal professional says the Missouri Supreme Court docket overreacted to the pandemic and arrange guidelines that shut down trials for too lengthy.
Tim Lohmar says trials have been delayed means too lengthy. Some defendants have been behind bars between two-and-a-half and three years. Lohmar says that’s additionally meant the victims of crime have needed to wait too lengthy for justice.
In keeping with Lohmar, St. Charles County judges did nearly as good a job as they may have given the constraints from the state’s highest court docket.
Lohmar says working by the pandemic is likely one of the hardest occasions since he obtained the job 9 years in the past.
The COVID disaster is simply a part of the challenges going through the county.
The prosecutor says he’s seeing an increase in violent crime, principally attributable to individuals who don’t dwell in St. Charles. He says the reply is for judges is to maintain extra of the harmful offenders behind bars with excessive bail and slap these discovered responsible with hefty sentences.
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