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Front Line Report

2001 Issues

Issue DateTopics

October 2001 Get Acrobat Reader

  • High tech training popular with officers.
  • Federal court limits federal suits for police pursuits.
  • Search of backpack unconstitutional.
  • Case law.

June 2001 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Racial profiling report: 97 percent of agencies respond.
  • .08 BAC limit takes effect Sept. 29.
  • Governor signs forfeiture bill.
  • Jake's Law signed by governor.
  • Limits placed on over-the-counter drugs used to make meth.
  • AG's high-tech crime unit hosting first regional conference, presenting at deputy sheriff convention.
  • Federal courts increase scrutiny over police disciplinary cases.
  • Execution date set for killer of state trooper James Froemsdorf.
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifies Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
  • Top court approves arrests for minor offenses.

March 2001 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Straight .08 legislation progressing.
  • Internal affairs investigations may be open records.
  • House approves Jake's Law, forfeiture bill.
  • Continuing education: 97.7 percent of officers comply.
  • Attorney General's opinion favors crime victims in courtroom.
  • Sheriffs team with AG to fight computer crime; workshops set.
  • Top court rules officers can secure home before search warrant arrives.
  • Child abuse investigation seminar this spring.

January 2001 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Law enforcement statewide backs Attorney General Nixon's .08 DWI proposal.
  • Attorney General's High Tech Crime Unit provides assistance to law enforcement.
  • Public officials can register for free ethics seminar.
  • Racial Profiling Commission will help implement law.
  • Racial Profiling Commission members listed.
  • Racial profiling data forms due March 1.
  • AG's Office requests policies from law enforcement.
  • U.S. Supreme Court says drug checkpoints are unconstitutional.
  • AG's Office responds to U.S. v. Holt ruling that limits police questions during traffic stops.
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