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Tort: Malicious Prosecution – Attorney Defendants – Legal Malice

King v. Townsel, et al. (MLW No. 59999/Case No. ED92509 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Norton, P.J.) Where a police officer filed several lawsuits in connection with his termination and the defendants in the underlying action ...

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Government-worker privacy gets high court review

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a California police officer’s constitutional rights were violated when the department reviewed personal text messages he had sent and received on a government-issued pager. Agreeing to hear a city appeal that might have ...

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Court won’t free ‘Mumia’

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former radio reporter and Black Panther whose conviction for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer sparked international controversy. The justices, without comment, left intact a federal appeals ...

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Jackson County Courthouse Roundup

Ortega named to city’s judicial commission A former high-ranking police official is joining the Municipal Judicial Nominating Commission. Mayor Mark Funkhouser appointed Vince Ortega to the commission on Thursday. He replaces Nelsie Sweeney, a Kay Barnes appointee whose term expired ...

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Death penalty appeal focuses on juror selection, retention

The way jurors were selected and retained was the focus of a death penalty appeal Wednesday at the Missouri Supreme Court for a Kirkwood man who shot and killed a police officer. Kevin Johnson was sentenced to death after he ...

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