A retired St. Louis, Missouri, homicide detective says he was one of many officers who were placed on an ‘exclusion list’ by a district attorney that prevented him from carrying out police work and forced the system to ‘brake down’.
Roger Murphey, who left the police force in 2021, said he had to ask other officers to file paperwork like warrants and subpoenas for him after George Soros-backed District Attorney Kimberly Gardner placed him on the infamous ‘exclusion list’.
Murphey said a social media post of his that was critical of Gardner’s soft-on-crime approach contributed to him being placed on the list.
It is thought that around 75 police officers could be on Gardner’s list which prevents them from bringing cases to her office and fulfilling the scope of their law enforcement work. They are also gagged from speaking out about the list.
Gardner addressed the infamous list in 2019, arguing that they were officers who had credibility concerns and whose ‘integrity is compromised’. The DA did not elaborate further.
Gardner, who was backed by billionaire George Soros in her election, has come under increased scrutiny for her approach to prosecution in St. Louis.
Roger Murphey (pictured), who left the police force in 2021, said he had to ask other officers to file paperwork like warrants and subpoenas for him
George Soros-backed District Attorney Kimberly Gardner (pictured) placed dozens of officers on the infamous ‘exclusion list’
‘The system broke down, completely broke down. The police didn’t break it down. Kim Gardner broke it down,’ Murphey told Fox News Digital.
Murphey said all he could do was sit there ‘collecting dust and just collecting a paycheck’ as the ‘exclusion list’ prevented him from carrying out his police work.
‘So what good am I here for the citizens? So I said, Well, I’m going to retire to turn my papers in,’ Murphey said.
The St. Louis Police Pension Board outlined that 819 police officers have left Gardner’s department since the DA entered the office in 2017. Between 2017 and 2019, an average of 119 police officers left the department each year.
Other than being cut off from submitting police paperwork, some cases are shut down completely if an officer on the list is viewed to be an essential witness. If Gardner’s office views the key officer as without integrity and biased, the case may not be brought for prosecution at all.
‘This was a political effort by her (Gardner), had nothing to do with bias,’ Murphy told Fox News Digital.
‘If it was true, if it was biased, then take me in front a judge, show proof that I’m biased – and she hasn’t done that. If I’m biased, why did you have to have a secret list, you know? Because I’m not biased. Why was an order given out not to talk about it? No transparency.’
He added: ‘I’m here 26 and a half years. Open all my cases up. Bring it forward. Why are you not reopening these cases? And the simple answer is because she’s lying.
‘And it was a political stunt because she wanted less policemen on the force, less arrests, and it made arrests go down.’
Investor and philanthropist George Soros has spent at least $40 million on the project to fund DA campaigns. He is pictured at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, May 24, 2022
Kimberly Gardner (pictured) received about $116,000 from George Soros-backed PACs
Murphey said he was placed on the list for two social media posts – one of which was critical of the DA and her approach to prosecuting crime. The retired officer said you would be ‘blackballed’ by Gardner if you were openly critical of her.
‘She’s got very thin skin. She’s a very shallow person, in my opinion. And her whole thing was, we’re not going to incarcerate and not put anybody in jail. Well, that’s not what police departments are created for. We’re created to provide protection to the citizens,’ Murphey told Fox News Digital.
The list was created in 2018 after Philadelphia-based Plain View Project studied thousands of Facebook posts from St Louis officers.
Some of the posts were found to display the Confederate flag, suggesting Black History Month was racist, supporting roughing up protesters, and mocking foreign accents.
Addressing the list in 2019, when 22 officers were ‘excluded’ for their social media posts, Gardner said in a press release: ‘When a police officer’s integrity is compromised in this manner, it compromises the entire criminal justice system and our overall ability to pursue justice.
‘After careful examination of the underlying bias contained in those social media posts, we have concluded that this bias would likely influence an officer’s ability to perform his or her duties in an unbiased manner.’
Gardner is one of many liberal attorneys who Goerge Soros has thrown millions behind.
Soros has effectively bankrolled the campaigns of district attorneys across the country to implement a liberal vision of criminal prosecution.
Billionaire investor George Soros attends the Schumpeter Award in Vienna, Austria June 21, 2019
He has spent at least $40 million on the project, wrote Matt Palumbo, author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros.
As a direct result, crime has skyrocketed in major cities overseen by Soros’s DAs. In 2021 under Kim Foxx’s reign, Chicago had the most murders it’s seen since 1994. And in Philadelphia, drug use and violent crime have seen a surge since Larry Krasner took office.
Kimberly Gardner received about $116,000 from Soros-backed PACs and his Vera Institute of Justice.
Under her watch, murder in St. Louis his a 50-year high and fewer and fewer felonies have been prosecuted.