Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation to Help Stop Violent Crime and Protect Victims

Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation to Help Stop Violent Crime and Protect Victims

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 30, 2019 – Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, has filed a bill for the 2019 legislative session that will protect victims and witnesses who are working with law enforcement to put violent criminals behind bars.

Under current law, any witness interviews, depositions or sworn statements may become public while the alleged perpetrator is still roaming the streets, putting witnesses at risk.  Senate Bill 22 would allow for information gathered through the discovery phase of a legal proceeding to be kept confidential until after a defendant is in custody and formal charges are made.

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