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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2015 – The FBI will begin collecting and making public more information about police shootings involving civilians, according to FBI Director James Comey. The agency released its annual data on crime in the United States on Sept. 28. Once the FBI gathers the data, it will release a special report on police use of force in the line of duty, which has been the subject of public debate. According to Comey, the publication will “outline facts about what happened, who was involved, the nature of injuries or deaths, and the circumstances behind […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2015 – House vote sends bill back to Senate that would curb caps on city revenue from tickets. The Missouri House on April 22 voted overwhelmingly in favor of municipal court reforms that would significantly curtail the amount of revenue that cities in St. Louis County can raise from traffic citations. The measure, which House Speaker John Diehl, R-Town and Country, said would curb “predatory practices when it comes to raising revenue,” was proposed in the wake of national publicity over the county’s court system in connection with a Ferguson, Missouri, police […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2015 – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation on July 9 to establish a cap on how much money local governments can collect from fines and court costs for minor traffic offenses, setting the stage for the reform of the state’s municipal court system. Along with having to consider the ability of defendants to pay fines, courts will now be prohibited from sentencing people to jail for failing to pay. They will also no longer be able to suspend drivers’ licenses and levy additional charges for failure to appear in court or pay fines […]


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