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Front Line Report

2002 Issues

Issue DateTopics

November 2002 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Concealed-carry law, provisions on hold.
  • U.S. Supreme Court to review 2 police cases.
  • Former Criminal Division chief dies.
  • Illinois mandates tape-recorded confessions.
  • Case law.

September 2002 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Model incident report form developed for Missouri law enforcement agencies.
  • Federal appeals court invalidates drug checkpoints in Missouri.
  • AG's Office: Drug checkpoints no longer permissible.
  • Racial profiling reports due March 1, 2003.
  • Case law.

June 2002 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Several bills on criminal issues await signing. Issues include sex offender registration, homeland security, statute of limitations on rape, and pawnbroker law.
  • Federal court allows questions unrelated to traffic stop.
  • Death rate for Missouri police officers high: Missouri ranks eighth in U.S.
  • State traffic stop report most comprehensive in U.S.
  • Case law.

February 2002 Get Acrobat Reader

  • Innocent behavior can create reasonable suspicion.
  • Attorney General Nixon assessing state security.
  • Refusal to take sobriety test can't be withdrawn.
  • Avoiding drug checkpoint can create reasonable suspicion to stop.
  • Licensing checkpoints still valid.
  • DWI, vehicular homicide seminar in May.
  • Tinted windows law in effect. Removal of statute of limitations for rape prosecutions considered.
  • Case law.
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