St. Louis Police Department Launches Investigation Of City Prosecutor Over Greitens Case

The Circuit Attorney's office was sanctioned in April by Judge Rex Burlison over its handling of the Greitens case. Prosecutors announced Monday that the felony invasion of privacy charge was dropped.

St. Louis police have launched an investigation into the way the city prosecutor's office handled the felony invasion-of-privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

Police say the decision to investigate was made after meeting with two of Greitens' attorneys, who announced earlier Tuesday they would ask for an investigation. The defense attorneys allege that William Tisaby, an investigator hired by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, lied to the court and withheld evidence.

Prosecutors dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy charge against Greitens on Monday after a court ruled that Gardner had to answer questions under oath from Greitens' attorneys.

Gardner said in a statement that there is not "one shred of evidence" that Tisaby acted illegally or that his actions materially impacted evidence.

Tisaby's attorney says his client is being used as a "scapegoat."

Attorney Jermaine Wooten said Tuesday that private investigator William Tisaby did nothing wrong. Greitens' lawyers claim the St. Louis prosecutor's office allowed Tisaby to commit perjury and withhold evidence from defense attorneys.

Wooten calls Tisaby "an honest and decent man" who was just doing his job.

Gardner's office has said the charge stemming from Greitens' 2015 extramarital affair will be refiled by a special prosecutor or an assistant in her office.

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