Missouri Gun-Toting Lawyer Couple Face Possible Suspension

Sept. 21, 2021, 7:04 PM

The husband and wife attorneys who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in their St. Louis neighborhood last year should be suspended indefinitely from the Missouri bar, disciplinary filings show.

Patricia and Mark McCloskey’s “criminal conduct involved moral turpitude” and “reflects adversely” on their fitness as lawyers, the state’s chief disciplinary counsel, Alan Pratzel, said in a Sept. 16 motion for discipline with the Missouri Supreme Court.

The McCloskeys each pleaded guilty in June to a different misdemeanor stemming from the incident at the height of protests resulting from George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis Police in ...

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