(KMOV) – New metrics show that St. Louis’ recently adopted gun court is showing improvement.
The circuit court adopted the program in January 2014. Of the 245 gun possession cases going to trial, 180 have been resolved. 143 of the 245 have resulted in guilty pleas. 65 more cases are scheduled for guilty pleas in the coming weeks.
The program is aimed at speeding up gun crime prosecutions.