A criminal charge against a former Ladue police officer in connection to a 2019 shooting was dismissed, officials announced Monday morning.
Julia Crews, 39, was charged with second-degree assault after trying to arrest an alleged shoplifting suspect, later identified as Ashley Hall. Police got a call from the Ladue Schnucks about two shoplifters inside the store in April 2019. During the arrest, Hall reportedly resisted and a struggle began. That’s when the gun was fired, police said.
The dismissal stems from the Hall’s request following restorative justice mediation, a process where the victim and offender participates together to resolve matters. Their facilitator Seema Gajwani said Hall made it possible for the women to find a resolution.
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