St. Louis prosecutor facing relentless resistance as she works to reform justice system - 60 Minutes

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Bill Whitaker speaks with Kim Gardner, the first Black woman to be St. Louis' top prosecutor, Sunday on 60 Minutes.
Kim Gardner has endured death threats, racial slurs and the relentless opposition of the police union as she tries to keep her election promise and remake the justice system. The first African-American to be elected top prosecutor in St. Louis says she's not backing down. Bill Whitaker reports on Gardner's attempts to reform the justice system in one of America's most divided cities on the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sunday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT on CBS.

The Black Lives Matter movement has deep roots in St. Louis. The city has one of the highest rates of police shootings in the country, and Black mistrust of police runs deep. In 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teen was shot dead by a White police officer in a nearby suburb of St. Louis. Since then, protesters have clashed repeatedly with police. Gardner was swept into office by a landslide last November with her promise to hold police to account. Since she's been on the job, she's received hate mail, and her family has been threatened.

"I was sent emails and that said I should be hung up by a tree…
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