In his petition, White alleges [Ladue Mayor Irene] Holmes told him she wanted "those people" to be stopped and pulled out of their cars so that others would see what happened and avoid coming to Ladue. White said he understood "those people" to mean black drivers...Ladue's attorney, meanwhile, calls White's lawsuit "groundless."
White also alleges the mayor told him she wanted police to write lots of traffic tickets, but not against city residents, and that she pressured White in 2008 to have police write more tickets to make up for about $300,000 in revenue loss it expected while a portion of Highway 40, also known as Interstate 64, was shut down and rebuilt...Holmes also allegedly told White the department in the past didn't arrest drunken Ladue residents after pulling them over but rather just drove them home.
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