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Articles by Edward Lyon

Texas Asked Citizens to Fund Rape Kits

by Edward B. Lyon

In August 2011, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials told the legislature about the state's backlog of 20,000 untested rape kits. A law was enacted requiring police agencies to submit newly gathered kits for testing within 30 days. In 2013, $11 million was appropriated to ...

Eighth Circuit Holds Missouri Police Not Entitled to Immunity in Wrongful Death Suit

by Edward Lyon

Kansas City policemen Shawn Todd and David Epperson responded to a burglary call at a vacant house. At the house Epperson covered the front, while Todd went to the rear. Todd encountered two men, one with a history of mental problems who had a pipe in one ...



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