Mediation Law Would’ve Prevented Eviction Arrest In Florissant

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FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR)-- A Florissant man lost his home to foreclosure and was arrested Monday.

Amateur video shows homeowner Joe Colvin struggling with police as they came to evict him.

He and an anti-foreclosure activist were both arrested. Colvin says U.S. Bank which holds the mortgage refused to renegotiate.

A law passed in St. Louis County in August would have prevented this by requiring mediation between a bank and homeowner before eviction. But the law's on hold because a bank sued to stop it.

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