Prosecutor Of Ferguson "Stephanie Karr" Resigns Due To Criticism
Ferguson prosecutor Stephanie Karr has faced much scrutiny from the media and national community activists for her relentless pursuit of protestors and those on the receiving end of the police brutality epidemic that has engulfed the city since the police killing of unarmed Black teenager Mike Brown in August of 2014.
“I have greatly enjoyed my work with the city of Ferguson,” Karr wrote.
Karr has worked in Ferguson since 2004, where she has held conflicting roles as both the city’s attorney and prosecutor. As attorney, she was involved with Justice Department negotiations to help reform the city’s predatory ways, but as city prosecutor, Karr gained a reputation for crusading against Ferguson arrestees.
Yet Karr remained, even though the DOJ specifically mentioned some of her unfavorable actions in the report.
"I have greatly enjoyed my work with the city of Ferguson," Karr said in an official resignation letter submitted to the city on Monday.
In one of her most recent questionable acts, Karr blocked African-American councilwoman Laverne Mitchom from getting sworn in to her council seat despite fellow council members voting in her favor back in February.