MO Mayor Apologizes For Revealing The Addresses Of People Seeking Police Reform
According to The Hill, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson (D) apologized for revealing “the names and addresses of St. Louisans who had written to her demanding police reform.”
- During a “Facebook Live stream in which Krewson was giving a public briefing on COVID-19,” she was asked about her interactions with protestors outside City Hall. Krewson explained that protestors had given her “numerous letters asking for police reform and other policy changes,” The Hill reported.
- Krewson then “proceeded to read aloud the names and addresses of the people who had written the letters. At least 10 times, the mayor read aloud a protestor’s full name and address, according to the Riverfront Times,” the report continued.
- The Facebook live stream video remained on the platform for three hours “until severe backlash from city residents forced Krewson to take it down.”
"I would like to apologize for identifying individuals who presented letters to me at City Hall as I was answering a routine question during one of my updates earlier today," she said in a subsequent Facebook post. "While this is public information, I did not intend to cause distress or harm to anyone. The post has been removed."
The Hill noted that all letters delivered to public officials become part of the public record, but a public records request is typically required to obtain them.
Shortly after this, “a petition was started calling for Krewson’s resignation. It has garnered nearly 14,000 signatures,” The Hill wrote.