The Police Retirement System of St. Louis, Missouri

On April 19, 2021, a lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Charles Lane and Johnny McCrary v. Police Retirement System of St. Louis, City of St. Louis, and State of Missouri.  An Amended Petition was subsequently filed and the original plaintiffs have been dismissed, with a new plaintiff, James Crawford, replacing them.  The lawsuit alleges that certain benefits conferred by the State upon members of the Police Retirement System of St. Louis which obligates the City of St. Louis to pay for, violates the “Hancock Amendment,” a part of the Missouri Constitution, as creating an “unfunded mandate.” 

Significant documents in the lawsuit can be found by clicking on the links below:

Original Petition

Amended Petition

PRS’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Petition

State of Missouri’s Answer to Amended Petition

Click on the link below to see a letter on behalf of the PRS Board of Trustees to our Members concerning our position on this new suit.

Letter re Lawsuit Over Police Retirement Benefits