A memorandum filed by lawyers for St. Louis officials that seeks a delay in a federal judge's requirement that all current jail inmates get a bond hearing within a week.
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Lawyers for city officials are asking a federal judge to give them a month or more to comply with an order to conduct 700 new bond hearings for current jail inmates.
She wants judges to start holding 30 bond hearings per day to comply with a June 11 court order.
Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards said he was concerned about the release of inmates charged with violent crimes.