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Resource ID: #24530
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Date: 2009-03-17



Many defendants facing felony charges were set free in 2007 because police officers, who arrested them, never showed up for court. Further, these defendants already had long criminal records and after being released were later arrested for other crimes. In some instances, cases were postponed when officers did not show up for court, instead of having the case dismissed. No matter if the case is postponed or dismissed it wastes the time of judges, lawyers, defendants, and the public's money.

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