Monthly Archives: June 2014

In mad dash by state lawmakers, errors can happen

Full Article Tom LoBianco of The Associated Press June 23, 2014 When Indiana’s legislative leaders called the General Assembly back for one day last week, it was because they had discovered a handful of mistakes made earlier this year that just couldn’t wait until the next session to be fixed. Senate President Pro Tem David […]

2014 POPAI Fall Conference

More Details including online registration and discounted registration fee for those who register prior to August 1, 2014.

June Board Meeting Minutes

The June Board Meeting Minutes are published.

Supreme Court says police must get warrants for most cellphone searches

Full Article from The Washington Post by Robert Barnes The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that police generally must obtain a warrant before searching the cellphone of someone they arrest, saying it was applying to modern technology the same privacy rights that date back to the nation’s birth. Modern cellphones “hold for many Americans the privacies of […]

Board Elections: Remember to Send Your Intent to Run Form

The Intent to Run forms are due by July 3. More information

Storeowners complain new shoplifting law in Indiana too lax

Full Article Newsandtribune.com Maureen Hayden June 17, 2014 $750 set as the line between a felony and a misdemeanor INDIANAPOLIS — Retailers are relieved that lawmakers have fixed an error in a new criminal law that would have made it tough to arrest shoplifters. Now they want a harsher penalty restored for thieves. They contend […]

Former Lafayette, Indiana Probationer Kills Cops

Full Article Las Vegas Review Journal By MIKE BLASKY, BEN BOTKIN and COLTON LOCHHEAD June 14, 2014 Rejected by the revolution, Jerad and Amanda Miller decided to start their own. They weren’t Oath Keepers, sovereign citizens or militia members. Jerad and Amanda Miller fashioned themselves as revolutionaries, but they weren’t accepted by anyone — not […]

New site tracks previous meth lab properties

Full Article Tristatehomepage.com Indianapolis, IN- Indiana State Police unveil a new link on their meth website. The link lists properties that have previously been identified by law enforcement as the location of a meth lab. This site provides the user with the date of seizure, county, street address, type of lab and location of the […]

IMPD: Drunk steals Marion County jail wagon

Full Article Indystar.com Bill McCleery June 19, 2014 A drunk man swiped a Marion County Sheriff’s Department van from an Eastside church parking lot late Wednesday, police said. A deputy apparently left keys inside the van when he parked it at a church in the 900 block of Wallace Avenue near the deputy’s home, said […]

Lawmakers to make ‘technical corrections’ to criminal code

Full Article June 12, 2014 WLFI INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — After “inadvertent” or “unintended” mistakes in Indiana’s criminal code, Indiana lawmakers will return to the statehouse next week to make technical corrections to a law set to take effect July 1. Without the changes – they warn – court systems could become bogged down with unnecessary work, […]

Howard Co. prosecutor plans crackdown on parents of truant children

Full Article June 10, 2014 Kokomo Tribune Lauren Fitch More than 800 Howard County students missed at least 10 days of school without an excuse in 2012-13, and the prosecutor’s office plans to make parents more accountable for ongoing absences.

State board bans compounds used in making synthetic drugs

Full Article May 23,2014 Indystar Barb Berggoetz More compounds used in making synthetic drugs, such as spice and K2, have been banned by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy. The board announced Thursday it passed emergency rules, effective in 30 days, banning four types of these substances. The rules remain in effect until next year, when […]

Criminal code changes take effect in July

Full Article June 3, 2014 WISH TV 8 By Bennett Haeberle INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Question: What’s the difference between stealing an $800 television and one that costs $700? Answer: After July 1 it will mean the difference between being charged with a felony and a misdemeanor in Indiana.  

What Works to Reduce Recidivism by Domestic Violence Offenders?

Full Article Washington State Institute for Public Policy If your agency is thinking of using the Duluth model you need to read this report. It explains why the Duluth model for domestic violence (DV) treatment does not reduce DV recidivism. Group treatment of DV offenders with the Duluth model and four other models (cognitive behavioral […]

Rush County LCC hears of community corrections efforts

Full Article May 20, 2014 Rushville Republican By Frank Denzler Rush County Local Coordinating Council members met recently and heard a presentation from the county’s community corrections director Ashley Stevens. In January 2013, as a means to relieve overcrowding issues at the Rush County Jail and to find a means to keeps non-violent offenders employed […]

Indiana reforms could push greater costs on counties

Full Article June 2, 2014 By Chelsea SchneiderEvansville Courier & Press INDIANAPOLIS — Key pieces of the first overhaul of the state’s criminal code in 35 years will take effect in July, and two Southwestern Indiana sheriffs say the changes may place a strain on their operations. The Indiana General Assembly approved the reforms the byproduct […]

Program to target youth and young adult crime

Full Article Jun 03, 2014 By WTHR Channel 13 INDIANAPOLIS – A veteran homicide detective has created a new foundation to curb the surge of violent crime that began several years ago in Indianapolis. HIM By HER (Helping Improve Mankind By Healing Every Race) was created by IMPD Det. Harry C. Dunn, III, a third […]

New Jobs June 8

Available jobs posted this week include Probation Oversight Manager (DCS), Adult Probation Officer in Montgomery County, Probation Officer in Monroe County, and U.S. Probation/Pretrial Officer Assistant positions in Fort Wayne and Hammond.

PERF benefit to decline amid fund shortfall

Full Article Dave Stafford www.theindianalawyer.com May 21, 2014 Public employees, including thousands who work in Indiana’s justice system, face a looming change in retirement benefits that could cost them. Estate-planning attorneys say government workers who are considering retirement in the next couple of years should weigh their options carefully.