Christine Byers,

Christine Byers

St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Christine:

Gardner asking judge whether former Greitens co-council can represent her during removal proceedings

Kim Gardner is asking a judge whether a high-profile Harvard law professor can represent her during Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s removal proceedings. → Read More

I-Team: A look into the criminal history of man accused of shooting 2 officers in Hermann, Missouri, killing 1 of them

Kenneth Lee Simpson has a criminal history dating to 2004, and it seems the walls were closing in on him when he allegedly opened fire on two deputies. → Read More

Chief trial assistant resigns from St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office

Marvin Teer joined St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's Office in the fall of 2021. → Read More

'That is a card she should not attempt to play': Families in lawsuit seeking to remove St. Louis prosecutor from office react to racism claims

Their stories, first reported by the I-Team, now serve as part of the basis for a rare legal effort from Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey to remove Gardner. → Read More

St. Louis judge slams prosecutors for conduct leading up to double homicide plea

Demariol Byrd took a plea deal moments before the trial was set to begin. → Read More

St. Louis juvenile authorities explain what's being done to stop escapes, releases following violent crimes

Repeated escapes, youth workers assaulted and juveniles given back to their parents after violent crimes. All are headlines from St. Louis' Juvenile Justice Center. → Read More

St. Louis police to get largest raises in 2 decades, new union contract

St. Louis Police Officers Association leaders estimate raises will cost the city at least $16 million. → Read More

New St. Louis police chief talks about his first month, what he plans to do in new job

Tracy answered questions ranging from his thoughts on embattled St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, officer pay raises and the battle for state control. → Read More

Parents of volleyball player who lost legs in crash speak at suspect's detention hearing

Janae Edmondson's parents, who witnessed the crash, gave an emotional testimony in court on Tuesday. → Read More

Judge wants to know what's next for dozens of cases following St. Louis prosecutor's collapse in court

This was the attorney’s third medical incident in less than a year. → Read More

Former St. Louis police officer found not guilty of raping fellow officers

A St. Louis jury deliberated for 1 1/2 hours on the case. → Read More

Attorney for Hyundai, Kia drivers says software aimed at curbing thefts is 'too little too late'

Class action lawsuits against the automakers are piling up across the country. → Read More

Parents demand change after newly released police report sheds light on child's drowning death

“It’s really hard to not be angry at this because nothing is being done,” said Olga Mister. → Read More

Decision in Lamar Johnson case to be announced Tuesday

In a news release Friday, the St. Louis Circuit Court said Circuit Judge David Mason will provide a short summary of his decision in court on Valentine's Day. → Read More

Byers' Beat: An inside look at thousands of cases going nowhere in St. Louis

This week, a video that went viral of a woman going on a racist tirade and beating a neighbor’s door with a hammer thrust those backlogged cases into the spotlight. → Read More

St. Louis police recruit arrested, charged with stealing from beauty store

A St. Louis police recruit has been charged with stealing after St. Louis County police say she stole from a beauty store and hit the manager who tried to stop her. → Read More

Sources: Dan Isom to step down as interim public safety director in St. Louis, deputy fire chief to replace him

St. Louis' Interim Public Safety Director Dan Isom is stepping down after two years at the helm of arguably one of the city’s most important departments. → Read More

Exclusive: Former alderman opens up about bribery scandal that shook St. Louis

Jeffrey Boyd is headed to a minimum security penitentiary in Texarkana, Texas. Boyd said he was also dealing with some demons at the time of the crimes. → Read More

Woman suspected of shooting at police in downtown St. Louis charged with 2 felonies following early release

A 54-year-old woman who police say fired a shot at officers in downtown St. Louis Friday has been charged with two felonies three days after she was released. → Read More

Woman suspected of shooting at St. Louis officers released without charges

The woman was released from custody and she was not facing charges as of Monday. → Read More