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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner resigned from office Tuesday weeks earlier than her stated departure date, according to a news release from her office.
Gardner, whose campaign was backed by George Soros, announced her resignation May 4, stating her last day in office would be June 1.
On Tuesday, however, a letter from her office said her resignation would be “effective immediately.”
“Effective immediately, Kimberly M. Gardner will end her service as the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney,” the statement reads. “Ms. Gardner has been committed to serving the people of the City of St. Louis and has done all she can to ensure a smooth transition.”
Gardner was criticized for her unwillingness to punish many violent criminals.
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