So many prosecutors have quit since Kimberly Gardner became circuit attorney that the office is in a total mess.
St. Louis, MO – More than 65 prosecutors have left the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, an over 100% turnover rate, since Kimberly Gardner took over two-and-a-half years ago.
Some attorneys quit and others were fired, but they took with them a combined 470 years of prosecutorial experience, leaving the office in really bad shape, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Former staffers said the office was suffering from low morale and a shortage of legal wisdom and is in a state of total dysfunction.
“It’s not normal to lose that many people,” former Assistant Circuit Attorney Jeff Ernst told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.