Wesley Bell, St. Louis County's Prosecutor, will assist with the transition in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office following Kim Gardner's resignation as the city's chief prosecutor.
Gardner announced her resignation last week. Her last day will be the 1st of June. The announcement came after Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey had been trying to remove Gardner from office for months.
Bell's Office released a Friday statement that stated he would help Gardner as per her request.
The full statement is:
Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, and St. Louis county prosecutor Wesley Bell collaborate in the transition to ensure that the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office will continue to fulfill its duty of prosecuting criminal cases to seek justice for the residents of St. Louis. They are working together at the request of Ms. Gardner to develop a plan that will ensure a smooth transfer of all cases, with an emphasis on public safety and justice. "Until the transition has been firmly established and discussed with the court, neither official will comment further."
Mike Parson began accepting applications for Gardner's replacement earlier this week.