St. Louis Couple Charged With Unlawful Use Of Weapon; AG Eric Schmitt's Office Urges To Dismiss Case | KBIA

St. Louis Couple Charged With Unlawful Use Of Weapon; AG Eric Schmitt's Office Urges To Dismiss Case

Jul 21, 2020

St. Louis’ top prosecutor has charged a husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charges Monday against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are white. Both are personal injury attorneys and in their 60s. The McCloskeys’ actions during the June 28 protest drew praise from some who said they were legally defending their $1.15 million home, but scorn from others who said they risked bloodshed. Several hundred protesters were marching to the mayor’s home, just a few blocks away. St. Louis Public Radio reports that Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office filed an amicus brief urging the court to dismiss the case against the McCloskeys.