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Criminal suspects could serve more time.
February 10, 1998
By: Melissa Phillips
State Capital Bureau
The Missouri Police Chiefs Association wants to keep suspected felons behind bars longer... without formally filing charges.
Melissa Phillips has the story from Jefferson City.
Police Chiefs statewide met with lawmakers in Jefferson City for an update on law enforcement legislation.
A high priority on their list... extending the stay of suspected felons.
Florrissant Police Chief Robert Lowery says right now officers can only hold a suspect for 20-hours.
Lowery says the Police Chiefs Association is asking the legislature to extend that stay to 48-hours.
This would ensure officers have enough time to prepare a case that will hold up in court.
From Jefferson City, this is Melissa Phillips reporting.