Law Enforcement Use of Force

Audio: Missouri Senate committee considers law enforcement use of force package

The Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a law enforcement package. During a public hearing, Bill sponsor Brian Williams says the legislation would include restrictions for when officers could use force. Officers would not be allowed to use force against a person already restrained and chokeholds would be banned.     Williams, a Democrat from […]

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Patrol arrests out-of-state drivers in Linn and Gentry counties on a multitude of allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of out-of-state residents in Linn and Gentry counties the afternoon of January 24th on multiple allegations. Forty-six-year-old Ruby White of Jacksonville, Illinois was arrested in Linn County. She was accused of speeding, two counts of failure to restrain the child, and misdemeanor possession of fewer than 10 grams of […]

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Brimson teenager issued 3 citations after leaving the scene of an accident on 28th Street in Trenton

A Brimson teen was issued three citations after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Trenton on January 15th. The Trenton Police Department reports 16-year-old Gabriel Ray Gamble was cited for failing to report a motor vehicle accident, failing to drive on the right half of the road, and driving while intoxicated. A municipal […]

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Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]

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Teenager issued citation after striking SUV and utility pole in Trenton

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton teen was checked by Grundy County Ambulance personnel and issued a citation after the car she drove struck a sports utility vehicle on Wednesday afternoon, January 19th. Sixteen-year-old Lilly Paige Berti reported her right eye was hurting, however, no injuries were reported at the time for passengers in […]

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Audio: Missouri Senate Committee hears testimony on Second Amendment Preservation Act

Legislation establishing a Second Amendment Preservation Act had support from rural Missourians during a Tuesday Senate committee hearing in Jefferson City. Battlefield GOP State Senator Eric Burlison, the bill sponsor, predicts President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration will push for gun control.     Burlison’s bill declares that it’s the duty of the courts and law enforcement […]

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Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]