ST. LOUIS – Suspect Daniel Riley, who collided with a vehicle that hit a 17-year-old volleyball player in a horrific accident, was out on bail at the time of the incident, although many say he should have been behind bars.w
Total Court Services monitors the GPS location of people under house arrest. The company contracted the court for $459,849 to do the work. As part of this, they are supposed to notify officials if there is a violation.
However, Joel Currier, a spokesman for the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, said in the following statement:
“Each time a violation was filed, the relevant prosecutor and defense counsel received an email notification, as per normal procedure. However, to date, prosecutors have never issued a request for Riley’s bail to be revoked in response to any of the 51 violations filed in his pending robbery case.
FOX 2 reached out to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office for comment, but their Chief Trial Assistant Circuit Attorney Marvin Teer Jr. responded.
“I can honestly tell you that our office did everything we should to bring this particular individual to the attention of the court,” Teer said. “At least three times our lawyers have asked for his bail to be lifted.
The court record appears to show four instances where judges could have revoked GPS tracking. FOX 2 has reached out to the courts for more information, but they have yet to respond to us.
“I guess we can always wonder why the quarterback threw a long pass or ran out an end,” Teer said. “As a Monday morning quarterback on a terrible tragedy, I can’t predict what people will do, but I can tell you that this office and this attorney did exactly what they were supposed to do.”
He said he doesn’t think Gardner will resign from office.
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