Eastern District of Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org en U.S. Attorney General Praises Mo. Federal Drug Court As National Model http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-attorney-general-praises-mo-federal-drug-court-national-model <p>Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal drug court established by the Eastern District of Missouri is exactly the kind of program needed to help address the country's soaring prison population.</p><p>"It's a holistic approach here," Holder said. "You have the court&nbsp;system, the prosecutor, the public defender's office the probation office. We just saw that this was kind of what we envisioned. It was something that we wanted to highlight and them duplicate."</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:38:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Attorney General Praises Mo. Federal Drug Court As National Model Former Lincoln Co. detective accused of assaulting drug court participants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-lincoln-co-detective-accused-assaulting-drug-court-participants <p>A former detective with the Lincoln County sheriff&#39;s office has been accused in a federal indictment of violating the rights of five women he was tracking as part of their participation in a drug court program.</p><p>The United States Attorney&#39;s office announced the charges against 49-year-old Scott Edwards on Thursday. He faces three federal felonies and two misdemeanors, including:</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:26:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2402 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Lincoln Co. detective accused of assaulting drug court participants