Charles Bryson Guard charged in downtown St. Louis jail escape pleads guilty By Rachel Lippmann • Mar 27, 2012 (photo courtesy of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department) The only person to face criminal charges in a series of escapes from the St. Louis city jails has pleaded guilty to a series of misdemeanors. Slay appoints Eddie Roth Public Safety Director By Julie Bierach & Rachel Lippmann • Feb 24, 2012 Office of Mayor Francis Slay St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has appointed Eddie Roth as the city's new director of public safety. Stubblefield speaks on jails for first time since suspension By Rachel Lippmann • Oct 25, 2011 Rachel Lippmann | St. Louis Public Radio The highest-ranking city official to face discipline so far for problems at the St. Louis jails spent four hours under oath today, giving his perspective on the situation that led to four escapes in 15 months. Committee grills Bryson on jail staffing, budget By Rachel Lippmann • Oct 17, 2011 (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio) The head of the public safety department of the city of St. Louis spent nearly two hours on the hot seat today, facing questions under oath about the management of the two jails under his control. St. Louis aldermen: jail security problems make us look like a joke By Rachel Lippmann • Sep 21, 2011 (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department) Four jail breaks in 15 months make the city of St. Louis look like a joke. That was the general consensus of members of the Public Safety committee on Wednesday following two hours of testimony on the rash of escapes.