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Prosecutors Accuse Cops Of Lying About Attempted Carjacking Of Patrol Car, Despite Overwhelming Evidence They Told The Truth

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St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Garner’s office has publicly accused two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) officers of lying about an armed suspect who they said tried to carjack their marked patrol vehicle last month.

Although a suspect was quickly arrested and allegedly confessed on video to having attempted to steal the vehicle at gunpoint, St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office Chief Warrant Officer Chris Hinckley and prosecutor Redditt Hudson held a press conference April 5 to proclaim police were lying about the whole ordeal, KTVI reported.

They also released heavily-pixilated security footage of the incident, which they claimed proved the officers made the story up.

“This is nowhere near what he represented,” Hinckley declared. “This case has been dismissed for good reason. I hope to never see something like this enter the Circuit Attorney’s warrant office again.”

The surveillance footage, which was shot at night from a significant distance away, showed a person walking out into the road just before a SLMPD pickup pulled to a stop.

The pedestrian then changed direction and started walking towards the passenger-side of the marked unit, with the camera’s view being obstructed by the vehicle, just before the patrol vehicle sped off.

The subject then casually walked away.

Nothing in the video actually appears to conflict with the statements made by the two officers who witnessed the suspect point a gun at them.

The SLMPD previously confirmed the incident began at approximately 3 a.m. on March 19, when two

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