The St. Louis Circuit Attorney said Monday that witness intimidation happens too often in Missouri.
Wrap: Kimberly Gardner said the intimidation can take many forms and leads to an erosion of trust in the government.
|Description: When intimidation is permitted to occur, when it is not effectively addressed by the system of justice, victims and witnesses suffer.|
The Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys came to the Capitol to push for new laws. The group focused on witness intimidation, more time to prosecute child sex crimes and higher punishments for public officials' misconduct.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.