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Prosecutor’s Office May Have Tampered With McCloskey Evidence

The hand gun seized from the couple was inoperable until the Prosecutor's office got a hold of it, according to one local news station.


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Most Constitutionally minded Americans have viewed the case of the McCloskey couple for what it really is. 

A politically driven persecution of Law Abiding Citizens and an affront on the 2nd Amendment. 

Now it is being reported that the handgun that was seized by local authorities may have been tampered with by the Prosecutor. 

FromKMOV4 in St. Louis:

The handgun held by Patricia McCloskey at her home in the Central West End was not capable of firing when seized by police, according to a document obtained by News 4.

It’s a new development in the case against the local couple seen pointing guns outside their Central West End home last month. And it’s one that legal experts say raises very serious questions about whether the entire case can proceed.

The document was sent to News 4 anonymously, but it appears to be the lab report from the firearms analysis in the case.

According to the lab, it fired when tested.

But the gun Patricia McCloskey had, a small handgun, examiners say, could not be test-fired as submitted.

At the request of prosecutor Chris Hinkley, the report says, the firearm was stripped and found to have been assembled incorrectly. It was then re-assembled properly, test fired and functioned as designed. Charging documents said the gun was capable of lethal use.

“It would be disheartening to learn, if accurate, that the authorities tampered with evidence in order to bring charges against an innocent member of the community,” the McCloskey’s attorney Joel Schwartz said. He declined to comment further. A previous attorney for the McCloskey’s had indicated the gun had been rendered inoperable long before the incident because it had been used as an exhibit in previous lawsuits. That attorney, Al Watkins, had the gun in his possession for a short time, but turned it over to police.”

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