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  • KMIZ

    Racial disparity for black drivers in Boone County traffic stops highest since 2000

    According to new traffic stop data from Attorney General Eric Schmitt, the racial disparity of black drivers being pulled over by Columbia and Boone County law enforcement is the highest it has been since 2000.

  • Columbia Tribune

    Centralia Officer Sued for False Arrest in Restaurant Burglary

    Pat Pratt -- A Mexico, Missouri man is suing Centralia and a police officer alleging he was wrongfully arrested and jailed for four months on charges of burglarizing a restaurant in July 2019, according to a federal lawsuit.

  • KMIZ

    Proposal to ban most uses of seclusion rooms in Missouri schools nets bipartisan support

    Some Missouri state lawmakers behind an effort to limit to ban most uses of seclusion rooms, which are small rooms with little to no furniture or accommodations, are hoping to find success early in the 2020 legislative session.

  • KBIA

    Columbia School Board Faces Equity Concerns

    Columbia residents voiced their concerns about equity in Columbia Public Schools Monday night. In a five-hour Board of Education meeting, parents advocated for open recording of meetings where they discussed their students’ individualized education plan with instructors. Other parents condemned the district’s use of seclusion and restraint on students.

  • Columbia Tribune

    School officer faces discipline over student arrest

    The wrongful arrest of a Smithton Middle School student will lead to disciplinary action against a Columbia police officer and has raised a call for the resignation of the school district’s equity officer.

  • KRCG

    Race Matters, Friends responds to racial duplicate of Columbia middle school homepage

    The Columbia Public Schools district continues to investigate after a middle school homepage was racially imitated by students. A photo of the doctored homepage was discovered on Google by community members and has been taken down since then. The image below has been redacted due to the offensive language.

  • Columbia Tribune

    Few take advantage of city warrant amnesty

    Only 40 people out of more than 1,200 with outstanding warrants took advantage of a recent amnesty offer by Columbia Municipal Court.

  • Columbia Tribune

    Bail fund counts first year a success

    A community fund to help reduce the stresses of the cash bail system on poor pretrial detainees saw highs and lows in 2019, but in the end, managed to help many non-violent misdemeanor defendants avoid the potentially far more detrimental effects of an extended jail stay.

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