St. Louis Public Safety

Homeless Camps
5:26 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Rice sues city for condemning homeless camp

Rev. Larry Rice is asking a US District Court of Missouri to review St. Louis' condemnation of his homeless camp, formerly located in the St. Louis neighborhood of Botanical Heights.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Reverend Larry Rice is suing the city of St. Louis and Public Safety Director Eddie Roth for condemning a homeless camp he tried to set up last month near Interstate 44. 

The federal lawsuit filed Friday claims Roth failed to give a hearing prior to closing down the vacant lot on Vandeventer and interfered the group’s religious freedom.

“They went and condemned that vacant ground," Rice said. "And in a matter of hours they told us we had to get off the property and if we didn’t that we’d be arrested – of which I was arrested. And there was no violation.”

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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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