Tag: police shootings

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Sept. 2, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the week of September 2-8, Governor Eric Greitens appointed Jason Senheiser as a circuit court judge for St. Louis, visited St. Louis and Kansas City, and met injured police officers. On Sunday, Greitens met with injured police officers, according to a Facebook post. In the […]

Haefner re-files bill to make assault on law enforcement a hate crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When you think of the word “hate crime,” one usually thinks of crimes against race, gender, sexuality or creed. But one bill filed this December looks to change the definition of a hate crime to include offenses against first responders and law enforcement. It’s the same bill […]

Greitens promises ‘Blue Alert’ system in wake of police shootings, visits victim

ST. LOUIS – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has condemned the separate attacks on two Missouri police officers Sunday and has called for greater protection of law enforcement in the wake of the two shootings. After visiting one of the victims at a hospital in St. Louis just hours after the attack, Greitens […]

Ellington files bill to forbid grand juries from hearing police cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, filed legislation Monday that would shift responsibility from a grand jury to an appellate court in cases involving a police-officer shooting death. The appellate court, instead of the grand jury, would determine if the evidence supports the need for an indictment. […]