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Bell talks decriminalization, police shootings

County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell discusses the charge of first-degree murder in the killing of police Officer Michael Langsdorf Monday, June 24. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To see a related article about Bell's appearance at the town hall, click here. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s new criminal justice reform tactics were received well in some respects by an Oakville audience at a legislat...

Bell outlines reforms at Oakville town hall

Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To read a related article about Bell at the town hall, click here. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell hasn’t yet reached a year in office, but he’s already emphasizing how he is taking a different view of criminal just...

After 40 years, St. Louis County Crime Commission starts meeting again Thursday

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar speak at a press conference after the February 2019 trial of Trenton Forster, who was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Officer Blake Snyder. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 18, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County officials are trying to come up with ways to combat the county crime problem — including a wave of killings of children — with a commission that already existed but hasn't met in 40 years. St. Louis County has appar...

Prosecuting attorney will not bring criminal charges in death of inmates

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell takes questions from reporters following the swearing-in ceremonies on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Bell was formally sworn into office at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 prior to Tuesday's ceremonies. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 23, 2019

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell takes questions from reporters following the swearing-in ceremonies on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Bell was formally sworn into office at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 prior to Tuesday's ceremonies. Photo by Erin Achenbach. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell will not bring any c...

Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

January 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com New St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell announced what he said will be a far-reaching plan to tackle the opioid epidemic and decrease crime in the county last week, while dodging a question on whether he would reopen the Ferguson i...

Bell’s Day 1 changes opposed by police

Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  As promised, new St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell started making changes to the way the county treats crimes on his first day in office, gaining his first criticism in the process. On his second day in office and first off...

County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

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January 4, 2019

    The new and returning officeholders in St. Louis County were set to be sworn in at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 — after the Call went to press. In a change from tradition, the ceremony was set to happen outdoors at Memorial Plaza outside the county Administration Building and Police De...

Writer says if you’re looking for alternative to Bell, write in McCulloch

Letters to the editor

October 24, 2018

Letter to the Editor To the editor: As noted in a letter in the Aug. 14 edition of a daily newspaper, “Wesley Bell, the Democratic nominee who will run unopposed in November (for St. Louis County prosecuting attorney), lacks knowledge, experience and depth as a litigator.” In contrast, county Pr...

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