Police looking into Greitens investigation

Lester Mason
May 16, 2018

When reached for comment on April 18, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said they weren't contacted about an investigation. By law, both the Circuit Attorney and William Tisaby were required to testify about what was said and done in those secret meetings. Greitens' lawyers claim the St. Louis prosecutor's office allowed Tisaby to commit perjury and withhold evidence from defense attorneys.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is launching an investigation into the actions of the lead investigator in the Invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens. Wooten called Tisaby "an honest and decent man" who was just doing his job.

The criminal case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens for felony invasion of privacy charges was dismissed by prosecutors.

Prosecutors have dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens but say they hope to refile the case.

Defense lawyers representing Greitens said in court Monday they were told by the circuit attorney's office Friday that they had sifted through about 16,000 photos during a forensic examination of his phone and information from the cloud, but that they did not have the photo.

Greitens' attorneys have criticized Gardner's handling of the case, particularly her hiring of private investigator William Tisaby, who Greitens' lawyers have accused of perjury.

The charge against Greitens stems from his allegedly taking and transmitting a photo of a partially nude woman during a sexual encounter in 2015.

On Tuesday, a House investigatory committee made a decision to call Greitens policy director Will Scharf as a witness. The panel wants to ask him about a memo he wrote in July 2016 about an apparent plan to funnel money to Greitens' campaign from anonymous donors.

Prosecutors said they dropped the charge after state Circuit Court Judge Rex Burlison granted Greitens' request to call Gardner as a witness. They dropped the charge Monday.

Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say the felony invasion-of-privacy case against him was crumbling under a lack of evidence and they doubt any charge will be refiled.

The Republican governor, a 44-year-old former U.S. Navy SEAL commando, was indicted in February on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with an admitted extramarital affair in 2015 before his election.

The Republican still faces other problems.

The Missouri House of Representatives and Senate also is set to hold a monthlong special session to consider impeaching Greitens.

Last month, prosecutors brought an unrelated charge of computer tampering against the governor, alleging he obtained and transmitted the donor list without the charity's consent for his own political gain.

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