Family Ties- East St. Louis Politics

It’s a family affair in East St. Louis Politics:

A city police officer with family ties to the

Democratic Party has been charged with a felony for lying about a

companion’s name to prevent his arrest.

Danielle P. Moore, 31, is charged with official misconduct, a felony

and attempting to obstruct justice, a misdemeanor, according to an arrest warrant issued Monday by the St. Clair County state’s attorney’s office.

Moore’s listed address is the same as her mother, Edith Moore-Stokes, a Democratic precinct committeeman who works as a planning director in City Hall. Moore-Stokes previously served on the East St. Louis Township board of trustees.

(FBI agents served subpoenas to key Democrats compelling them to testify and produce documents related to how they spent money in the most recent election.

Precinct committeemen Robert Eastern Jr., Kelvin Ellis, Harry Hollingsworth, Eddie Lee Jackson, Daryl Moore, Edith Moore, Charles Powell, Donna Samuels and Sheila Thomas appeared before a grand jury in East St. Louis conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith.)

Danielle Moore also is the niece of Charles Roy, a former Democratic precinct committeeman and member of the city’s Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, which hired the rookie cop in August 1999. Roy has since quit the board after pleading guilty to a federal felony charge of falsifying pay records on a federally funded housing project.

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