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Crime

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the Citizens Police Review Board rewrite its ordinance to limit who may appeal complaints against Columbia police?

After an unexpected appeal from California resident Ed Rosenthal regarding the Feb. 11 SWAT incident, the review board is re-evaluating whether there should be stipulations regarding who is allowed to file an appeal.

Blagojevich jurors say they agree on 2 counts

Jurors in the Blagojevich corruption trial said they reached agreement on two of 24 counts against him, but gave no indication what counts they decided upon. Judge James B. Zagel said he wants them to deliberate more.

History of the Citizens Police Review Board

The board heard its first appeal of a complaint more than one year after the Columbia City Council unanimously passed the ordinance establishing it in July 2009.

Authorities investigating burglaries in northwest Columbia

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is looking into three burglaries committed early Wednesday morning.

Man robs Walgreens cashier at gunpoint

The suspect took the contents of the cashier's register and several cartons of cigarettes. Police are still searching for the man.

Stolen vehicle might have been used in motorcycle theft

A white van was reported stolen Saturday afternoon after a similar vehicle was seen near the hotel where two Suzuki motorcycles were stolen.

Patrons' money stolen at Golden Corral on Clark Lane

Police are uncertain whether the two thefts are related.

Three motorcycles reported stolen

The Columbia Police Department encouraged motorcyclists to secure their bikes overnight after a trio of thefts in local hotel parking lots.

UPDATE: Three arrested after chase

With one suspect already in custody, authorities arrested two more men following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car from Pettis County.

Police say Columbia man stole, crashed friend's car

Dennis M. Forgy, 28, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree tampering and leaving the scene of an accident.

Car chase ends, one suspect in custody

Boone County Sheriff's deputies participated in a high-speed chase Friday. The chase ended when the car ran off the road. Two more suspects have not yet been located.

Columbia police arrest second robbery suspect

Terrell Barrett, 19, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Police think he, along with Kirk Jones, robbed a woman at gunpoint on July 19.

Sturgeon man arrested after vehicle pursuit

Both the Boone County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were engaged in a vehicle pursuit at about 6:43 p.m. Wednesday.

Citizens Police Review Board: Police acted appropriately in raid

Residents expressed frustration with the Citizens Police Review Board's limit to public comment Wednesday night after the board found the Columbia SWAT team's actions appropriate by a 4 to 3 vote.

Council to address eligibility for police review board complaints

The Citizens Police Review Board is contemplating a change to its ordinance that would require complainants to have greater involvement in alleged incidents of police misconduct. The proposed changes will be discussed at the board's Aug. 11 meeting, then those comments will be passed on to the council.

Citizens Review Board to discuss appeal from California

Ed Rosenthal, the California marijuana activist who was the first person to file an appeal with the Citizens Police Review Board, plans to try to speak to the board Wednesday night.

Warren Funeral Chapel lawsuit no longer a class action

Kathy Johnson's 2008 lawsuit against Warren Funeral Chapel over the mishandling of her mother's remains became a class action in February 2009. A judge ruled Monday that because each plaintiff has different allegations against the chapel, the suit should not be class action.

Police remind citizens to be aware of scams

Officers saw four incidents in June and three in July involving fraudulent checks and money orders.

Two arrests made in Sunday shots fired at Douglass Park

Maurice D. Penny and Deundrea L. Woods were arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Investigators are working to determine if it is related to earlier incidents.

Man, 24, arrested in connection with assault near University and Hitt

Jeremy Lee Greber, 24, turned himself in. He was arrested on suspicion of felonious restraint and assault in the third degree with physical injury.

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