Independence, MO – The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), representing 6,500 members statewide, has endorsed Democratic nominee Teresa Hensley for attorney general.
Hensley served as Cass County prosecutor for 10 years.
"Missouri's Attorney General is the people's attorney and I have dedicated my career to seeing that every Missourian is fairly represented under the law," said Hensley.
“As Cass County's top prosecutor, I worked with local law enforcement to lock up dangerous criminals, including murderers, rapists, and domestic abusers. My office, in coordinating with local law enforcement, won more than 90 child sex abuse convictions, hundreds of felony convictions, and 21 murder convictions. We helped seniors avoid scams, and we put scammers in jail. Most of all, I worked with police to see that the law was carried out fairly and equally."
Rick Inglima, president of Missouri FOP, said Hensley has a reputation for bringing people together.
“She worked hand-in-hand with law enforcement to best benefit the victims and to make our communities safer,” Inglima said. “The work she has done with our officers is not something that can be learned from a textbook. The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police is proud to support a qualified and trusted partner for the important office of Attorney General."
The Missouri FOP has over 6,500 members comprised primarily of full-time rank-and-file law enforcement officers employed in Missouri. They work daily to rid the streets of criminals and provide the best working conditions for those that employ themselves in that endeavor.
Hensley received the Missouri Attorney General's 2010 Justice Award for Domestic Violence Prevention, and she was selected by the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA) to serve as 2014 Chair of the Missouri DWI and Traffic Safety Best Practices Committee. She was a member of the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board and a former board member of Hope Haven, a women's abuse shelter.
LEARN MORE AND CONTRIBUTE
To learn more about Teresa Hensley or contribute to her campaign go to teresahensley.com.
Josh Hawley: Missouri’s bad political actor
Has never tried a case in Missouri; pretends to enter courthouse in first political ad
Platte County, MO – In his first general election political commercial, Republican candidate for attorney general Josh Hawley did something he's never done before: stride towards the Platte County Courthouse to practice law and maybe even try a case.
The truth is, Josh Hawley has never represented a client in the Platte County Courthouse or, for that matter, in any Missouri county courthouse. He does not take or try cases in Missouri.
HENSLEY: EXPERIENCED LAWYER
In stark contrast, Teresa Hensley, the Democrat for attorney general endorsed by the Missouri AFL-CIO and the Fraternal Order of Police, also released her first commercial last week, largely filmed inside the Historic Cass County Courthouse where she practiced law as a private attorney for 14 years.
Hensley then served as County Prosecutor for 10 years, representing her constituents in a court of law, putting hundreds of felons behind bars, winning convictions for over 500 sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse cases, and an unmatched 21 for 21 murder convictions.
To see a video of Hensley’s commercial or contribute to her campaign go to teresahensley.com.