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St. Louis has a new Circuit Attorney

(AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday named Gabe Gore, a former assistant U.S. attorney, as the new chief prosecutor in St. Louis, three days after Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s sudden departure.

Gore is a partner in the St. Louis law firm Dowd Bennett, served on the Ferguson Commission formed to examine the region’s policing and courts after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, and previously worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis.

Black clergy and others had urged Parson to appoint a Black person to the role, and Gore is Black.

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