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State highway patrolman prevails in suit after wrongful conviction

A jury has sided with a Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant accused of suppressing exculpatory evidence in the case of Brad Jennings, who was convicted of killing his wife and later found to have been wrongfully convicted. On Feb. 25, ...

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Ex-Missouri trooper dismisses lawsuits filed after man’s drowning death

A former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned in 2014 has dismissed three lawsuits he filed over losing his law enforcement license. Anthony Piercy filed to voluntarily ...

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Fog line crossing justified traffic stop, Supreme Court rules

Missouri Supreme Court

A motorist’s brief crossing of a fog line on Interstate 70 was enough to justify a traffic stop that led to his conviction for possession of a controlled substance, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled. In a 5-2 ruling on ...

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Family of slain patrolman wins records ruling

A Missouri appeals court has overturned a ruling denying the release of records relating to the 1994 shooting death of a Missouri State Highway Patrolman, finding that federal law does not preempt the Missouri Sunshine Law in the case. A ...

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Appeals court rules renamed sex offense still qualifies for removal from registry

Western District

The Court of Appeals Western District ruled Sept. 24 that a northwestern Missouri man isn’t subject to life on the state’s sex-offender registry just because his crime has been renamed. Danny Joe Dixon, then 47, pleaded guilty in 2003 to ...

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