St Louis prosecutor tampered with evidence to charge Mrs. McCloskey


St. Louis homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged with felony misuse of a firearm and a misdemeanor assault charge after waving guns at an unruly mob of ‘protesters’ who stormed through their private community. The couple said they were frightened and feared for their safety.

Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley stated in charging documents that the gun was “readily capable of lethal use,” referencing Mrs. McCloskey’s handgun. However, her handgun was NOT “readily capable of lethal use” at the time she used it to discourage the protesters. It was disabled by the couple so it could be used as a prop. The corrupt prosecutor had it fixed so Mrs. McCloskey could be charged.

Seriously, that’s what they did.

KSDK Reported:

Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley ordered crime lab staff members to field strip the handgun and found it had been assembled incorrectly. Specifically, the firing pin spring was put in front of the firing pin, which was backward, and made the gun incapable of firing, according to documents obtained by 5 On Your Side.

Firearms experts then put the gun back together in the correct order and test-fired it, finding that it worked, according to the documents.

That was photographed by crime lab workers, so there is photographic evidence.

The McCloskeys said they made the gun inoperable so they could use it as a prop in a courtroom.

“It’s disheartening to learn that a law enforcement agency altered evidence in order to prosecute an innocent member of the community,” McCloskey’s attorney Joel Schwartz said.

Isn’t that tampering with evidence? Shouldn’t the prosecutor and his incompetent boss Kim Gardner be disbarred?


The left-wing prosecutors are taking away our right to self-defense.

From today’s article by the WSJ Editorial Board: Even if the charges are dismissed, or the McCloskeys are pardoned after being convicted, again we have a public official responsible for upholding law and order wink at a mob while treating law-abiding citizens as criminals. If police cannot be counted on to deal with mobs, it’s even more vital that law-abiding Americans are free to exercise their Second Amendment right to protect themselves.

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Dee Dee
2 years ago

Tampering with evidence in a felony case in Missouri is a Class E Felony! Somebody’s going to prison, but it won’t be the McCloskeys!

2 years ago

Shocked but not surprised. The chief prosecutor is a DEM, funded by SORA$$.

2 years ago

Execute the Prosecutor before American Taxpayers do it. We don’t want crooked Democrat Prosecutors in this country anymore.

2 years ago
Reply to  njlamer

Itll be cheaper if we do it ourselves….wont be more than a buck and a half for one really nice 9mm hollowpoint +P+

John Vieira
John Vieira
2 years ago

Would appear that the “judiciary” was “more than” subverted during the obama era…truth, ethics, morality etc., appears to have been removed from their “vocabulary”…or at least had a google type “updating”…

2 years ago

Interesting, during on Fox, when asked why his guns were confiscated, his response was a bit odd, made me suspect there was something amiss about his firearms. He answered somewhat sheepishly, “let’s see what their findings are”
Interesting indeed.
And YOU BET, if there is any upside to the chaos and mob violence, it is definitely making people realize just how imperative our second amendment rights are. They MUST be preserved.