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Front Line Report

1996 Issues

Issue DateTopics

October 1996 Get Acrobat Reader

  • 20-hour hold rule clarified.
  • New state laws impact law enforcement: Drunken driving and resisting arrest.
  • AG's Office seeks speedier justice for killers.
  • Case law roundup.

June 1996 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Inmate lawsuits down, collections up.
  • AG's Office cuts filings, saves state millions.
  • Millionaire murderer pays for stay.
  • Operation Lam Scam: Sedalia sting clears 57 warrants.
  • 20 charged, arrested in filing of lien.
  • Appeals court rules lawful prescription no defense for DWI.
  • Officers limited when carrying concealed weapons.
  • Legislative update.
  • New law provides Missourians more protection against criminally insane.

March 1996 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Nixon calls for changes in insanity laws.
  • Supreme court rulings favorable for police: U.S. justices allow seizure of assets and state justices void "John Denver defense."
  • Court says don't bring along news crews to searches.
  • Appeals court says turn on patrol car lights, siren to protect against liability claims.
  • Nation's top court will hear pretextual arrest case.
  • Legislative update.
  • Case law roundup.
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