Judge Temporarily Halts City Removal Of Confederate Monument Until July Court Hearing
ST. LOUIS —
A St. Louis judge has temporarily halted the removal of a Confederate Monument in Forest Park by the city. The Missouri Civil War Museum, which now claims ownership of the monument, filed for a restraining order, which was approved Monday afternoon.
City crews moved Monday to prepare the monument to be torn down and stored at some taxpayer expense. Mark Trout with the Civil War Museum says it wants its property, of which it now holds the deed of ownership.
Trout says the museum can move the monument within two weeks at no charge to the taxpayers and display it at its location in South County.
Mayor Krewson and city officials have battled moving the monument to the museum, saying that it is under city control. The case moves to trial July 6.