Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Greitens wants police to investigate prosecutor

Greitens wants police to investigate prosecutor

"This was a great victory and a long time coming", Greitens said. Opening arguments had been expected to begin Monday, May 14. After that meeting, police decided they would launch an investigation. Schron Y. Jackson, a police spokeswoman, said officers had opened an investigation. The defense attorneys allege that William Tisaby, an investigator hired by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, lied to the court and withheld evidence.

Gardner dropped the charge after jury selection had begun in Greitens' trial and a judge ruled that Gardner could potentially be called as a witness.

In a statement from Gardner's office, Gardners said she was not anxious about the accusations and said the governor's legal team "threatened my staff and me with the continued barrage of insults and accusations if we continued to pursue charges against the Governor". Tisaby said that he took no notes during the interview - a claim contradicted by a video of the conversation that was belatedly provided to defense lawyers. St. Louis prosecutors dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge Monday.

Wooten calls Tisaby "an honest and decent man" who was just doing his job.

St. Louis prosecutors on Monday dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens before his trial got underway but said they would refile the case, which grew out of a sex scandal involving the governor.

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"Today, we will be filing a police report with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department regarding the perjury committed by the lead investigator for the Circuit Attorney's Office in the case against Governor Greitens". Then, on April 18, the defense said Tisaby and Gardner were under investigation. But he dodged this particular bullet thanks to a combination of prosecutorial errors, a difficult-to-prove charge, and one final, decisive ruling from Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, who oversaw the case.

Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say the felony invasion-of-privacy case against him was crumbling under a lack of evidence and they doubt any charge will be refiled.

Prosecutors said they will make a decision later on whether to seek a special prosecutor or appoint someone to continue pursuing the case.

Greitens has previously admitted that he had an affair with his hair stylist, but has denied past allegations that he tied the woman up with her consent, photographed her without her consent, and threatened to release the photo if she disclosed the affair. They dropped the charge Monday.

The Missouri House of Representatives and Senate also is set to hold a monthlong special session to consider impeaching Greitens.

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