Case Dismissed

Number 16229
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source WTHR-TV (Indianapolis)
State IN
Year 1999
Publication Date May 24-26, 1999
Summary WTHR-TV reports that "a source mentioned to us that numerous DUI cases were being dismissed because police witnesses fail to appear in court... After we crunched a slice of our county's criminal justice data ... We found thousands of DUI cases - nearly one in ten - thrown out because cops didn't show..."
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Keywords VIDEOCLIP TAPE TRANSCRIPT; CAR; public records; Marion County Justice Agency; law enforcement; drunk driving; alcohol-related crimes
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