Circuit Attorney http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Legal Roundtable: Drones, Cyberbullying, Maryville Rape Case, Etc. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-roundtable-drones-cyberbullying-maryville-rape-case-etc <p>If all goes according to plan, a surveillance drone could be policing the skies of St. Louis by this time next year. <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/33172/dotson_drones_holden_forum_100913" target="_blank">According to SLMPD Chief Sam Dotson</a>, the drone would be used in public spaces, and would enable the police to avoid dangerous high-speed chases. But what are the legal parameters? And what is considered public?</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:37:10 +0000 Camille Phillips 30821 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legal Roundtable: Drones, Cyberbullying, Maryville Rape Case, Etc. St. Louis Public Defenders To Decline Some Cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-defenders-decline-some-cases <P>Several public defender offices around the state have notified courts they will not be taking cases beyond their maximum caseload this month.</P> <P>The 18 offices around Missouri include ones in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson City and Springfield.</P> <P>In St. Louis instead of turning away all cases public defenders met with the 22<SUP>nd</SUP>Circuit Court and the Circuit Attorney’s office to craft a different solution.</P> <P>Director Mary Fox says the circuit’s presiding judge then issued an administrative order that the public defender’s St. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:50:20 +0000 Maria Altman 5053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Defenders To Decline Some Cases