Missouri representive plans to give power to the Attorney General in deadly police officer shootings.
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Missouri representive plans to give power to the Attorney General in deadly police officer shootings.

Date: October 13, 2014
By: Katie Hynes
State Capitol Bureau

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A Missouri representative plans to introduce legislation that would transfer power from local authorities to the Attorney General after deadly police shootings.
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Wrap: The chair of the Government Oversight committee Republican representive from Jefferson City Jay Barnes wants to remove local prosecutors ability to decide whether a police officer should be charged in a deadly shooting.

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Description: "This is an issue which goes beyond Ferguson or any single case. It's about making sure there is not even the appearance of a conflict in our criminal justice system."

Barnes says the point of the legislation would be to give confidence to communities who fear there is bias in their are.

 
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.  

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A ranking republican wants to remove power from local authorities and give it to the Attorney General.
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Wrap: Republican representative Jay Barnes from Jefferson City says that giving power to the Attorney General will ease the public who live in places in fear bias.  

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Description: "What I see is, we want our criminal justice system to be set up in a way that not only is fair but appears fair to everyone in society."

Barnes wants to introduce the legislation in January when Missouri lawmakers are back in session.

Barnes is the chairman of the Government Oversight committee.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.  


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