The deadly force bill did not make it to the governor's desk this session
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The deadly force bill did not make it to the governor's desk this session

Date: May 15, 2015
By: Krista Gmelich
State Capitol Bureau

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The use of deadly force was one of the remaining issues left in the final hours of the legislative session but it was not addressed by the Senate.
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Wrap: Democrats led a multi-day filibuster in protest of the right-to-work legislation that passed Tuesday.

But Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says the real victim of the filibuster is the deadly force bill.

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Description: All I want for the best for my constituents is to come in the right place when it comes to deadly force. That is what we have given up in the last 72 hours.

The House passed the legislation earlier in the day.

Democratic Floor Leader, Senator Joseph Keaveny, says the amendment that the House added not the Senate filibuster killed the bill.   

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Krista Gmelich.

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The Senate did not take up the issue that sparked the Ferguson protests on the final day of the session.
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Wrap: The passage of right-to-work left the Senate in a deadlock since Tuesday night.

Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says the deadly force bill is paying the price. 

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Description: Because of the deadlock in this chamber on both sides - not just Democrats, not just Republicans - because of the deadlock that we have come to, taxpayers in the state of Missouri have been inadequately represented.

The House passed the bill earlier in the day.

Democratic Senator Jamilah Nasheed said the deadly force legislation wasn't strong enough anyway. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Krista Gmelich. 


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