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.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has appointed Eddie Roth as the city's new director of public safety.
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.
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.
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.
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