The head of the embattled Missouri Public Defender System is stepping down after more than four years on the job.
Michael Barrett said he’s resigning effective early or mid-November and taking a job in New York state.
It’s “more family driven than anything else,” he said in an email to KCUR. “Son is in 8th grade. If we were going to move, it was before he got into high school.”
Barrett said he had a job in hand, although he didn’t specify what it is, but he stressed it was not the reason for his departure.