“Upon review of our internal policies and procedures regarding Family Medical Leave, we have determined that corrective measures are needed to further prevent any future repeat occurrence of the incident in question,” Gardner’s statement said. “The suggestion, however, that there have been additional instances that have occurred like the one in question have not been substantiated.”
Gardner’s statement continued, “Be assured that as the circuit attorney of the city of St. Louis, I am accountable to the public for the actions of the office and remain committed as ever to upholding the highest possible standards and practices of accountability at all levels of this office, particularly the public safety of the residents of the city of St. Louis. As a result, the individual in this case is (in) custody.
St. Louis police said Monday that Campbell was still at large.
The case dismissed Monday against Phillips, 19, of Velda City, was set for trial this week. He was charged two years ago with fatally shooting Vincent Sanders, 56, in 2019, during an attempted armed robbery of Sanders’ truck and money. Sanders died at the scene. Police said the red Mitsubishi that Phillips drove to the park to rob Sanders had been taken in an armed carjacking in St. Louis County the previous day.