“The case against the three lawyers began with Carroll’s beating of Michael Waller, who was handcuffed. Carroll’s daughter’s car had been broken into, and Waller was found with her stolen credit card. Waller said he had found the card.
Carroll got 52 months in prison.
Carroll’s close friend, Bliss Barber Worrell, was a prosecutor in the Circuit Attorney’s office at the time and would later admit helping him to cover up the beating. She was prosecuted and sentenced to 18 months of probation and 140 hours of community service.
Schuessler, Dierdorf and Rutledge were not prosecuted, but their former bosses filed a complaint over the incident with the disciplinary agency.”
They’re used to getting a pass. Who knows how many times they went along? When those trusted to uphold the law break the law probation shouldn’t be an option.
Disciplinary panel drops case against former intern in St. Louis prosecutor’s office, fate of two others in dispute
Two former prosecutors, Ambry Nichole Schuessler and Katherine “Katie” Dierdorf, will face a disciplinary hearing in front of the Missouri Supreme Court sparked by a police beating in 2014. A