News Release – Anna Brown Day

News Release The homeless will rally at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, outside the St. Louis County Courthouse on the anniversary of Anna Brown’s death. Brown was a homeless woman charged with trespassing after she didn’t leave an emergency room […]

News Release

The homeless will rally at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, outside the St. Louis County Courthouse on the anniversary of Anna Brown’s death.

Brown was a homeless woman charged with trespassing after she didn’t leave an emergency room of a hospital, where she sought treatment. Unable to walk, police dragged her into a Richmond Heights Jail cell, where she died 15 minutes later.

After the rally and news conference, homeless women and the Rev. Larry Rice will visit St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch’s office to ask for a written copy of his investigation into the death of Anna Brown, which the Richmond Heights mayor and City Council had requested earlier this year.

Rev. Larry Rice and the homeless women also will visit County Executive Charlie Dooley’s office to ask when and where homeless shelters will be opened. Dooley’s office has promised to open shelters before this winter.

At the news conference, the homeless situation, which is more critical this year than it was last year at the time of Anna Brown’s death, will be discussed.

For more information, call Dulce Gaede at 314-881-3218.