Judges Vote Down Separate Gun Court in St. Louis

4 years 7 months 2 days ago Monday, September 16 2013 Sep 16, 2013 Monday, September 16, 2013 1:49:48 PM CDT September 16, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Circuit judges in St. Louis have voted against a plan to set up a dedicated court for gun violence, but say they'll make gun crimes a top priority.

Mayor Francis Slay and Police Chief Sam Dotson have been vocal proponents of a dedicated gun court. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that circuit judges voted against the arrangement on Monday.

Judges say they will give priority in all divisions to cases involving gun crimes.

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