Tagged: Jeff Roorda

Ellington files bill to forbid grand juries from hearing police cases

Ellington files bill to forbid grand juries from hearing police cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, filed legislation Monday that would shift responsibility from a grand jury to an appellate court in cases involving a police-officer shooting death. The appellate court,...

Roorda pens Ferguson book

Roorda pens Ferguson book

St. Louis — A former state lawmaker and a spokesperson for the Fraternal Order of Police in St. Louis has penned a book on the police perspective of the “post-Ferguson” world. Jeff Roorda, a...

Roorda to run for Jefferson County Council

Roorda to run for Jefferson County Council

BARNHART, Mo. – Jeff Roorda, a former state representative, announced Tuesday his plans to run for the Jefferson County Council. The Democrat was term-limited and made an unsuccessful bid for state senate last year, losing to Republican...