The afternoon of May 14 was an eventful one for those of us keeping up with the criminal case involving Governor Eric Greitens. The felony invasion of privacy charge against the current Governor was dismissed by St. Louis City Prosecutor Kim Gardner. Greitens’ defense team filed a motion endorsing Gardner as a witness, and Judge Rex Burlison sustained the defense motion. Therefore, Gardner had no choice but to dismiss the charge and hand the case off to a special prosecutor or to the Attorney General’s Office. A prosecutor has an ethical obligation to avoid the “appearance of impropriety”, so they cannot be both the prosecutor and a witness in the same case. It all came down to a private investigator hired by Gardner’s office previously lying under oath. Gardner may have known about the deception, but did not disclose that to the defense team, as is her ethical obligation under the rules of discovery. So, she became a possible witness concerning the integrity, or lack thereof, of the investigation leading to the charge.
This week, Criminal Defense Attorney Adam Woody has been breaking down the trial on the KOLR10 morning show Daybreak. Click the links below to see the stories and the interviews. Visit our blog history for all things Greitens.