Some MO Courts Consolidating After Criticism

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Municipal court operations in some of the smallest communities in St. Louis County are being folded into larger ones, in a program announced yesterday by the Missouri Supreme Court. “By reducing costs, sharing operations, as well as clerical and judicial personnel, we hope to reduce the incentive to use municipal divisions as revenue generators rather than to ensure public safety,” said Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!