Charles Bryson

Guilty plea
2:45 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Guard charged in downtown St. Louis jail escape pleads guilty

Mori Farrell, shown here in an April 2011 booking photo, has pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanors in connection with a jail break.
(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.

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Eddie Roth
10:51 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Slay appoints Eddie Roth Public Safety Director

Eddie Roth has been named the new public safety director for the city of St. Louis. He replaces Charles Bryson, who will remain a senior adviser to the mayor.
(Office of Mayor Francis Slay)

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

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Stubblefield speaks
5:28 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Stubblefield speaks on jails for first time since suspension

A Tuesday hearing of the public safety committee was the first time suspended corrections commissioner Gene Stubblefield (L) answered questions about recent jail breaks. His attorney, Sherrie Schroder, is at right.
(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.

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Jail escapes testimony
5:01 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Committee grills Bryson on jail staffing, budget

Charles Bryson testifies under oath in front of the Public Safety Committee of the Board of Aldermen on 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.

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Jail break review
5:13 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

St. Louis aldermen: jail security problems make us look like a joke

Lorenzo Pollard, pictured here, is the sixth inmate to escape from a city jail in 15 months. On Wednesday, the city's public safety committee called security conditions at the jail a "joke"
(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.

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