07/31/2012

Mo. police shift from holding cells after shove sparked suit

More suspects under arrest will be taken to jail as a result of an August incident in which an officer shoved an inmate in a holding cell

By Brennan David
Columbia Daily Tribune

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Columbia police will soon begin taking more than half of suspects under arrest to the Boone County Jail instead of the police department.

The shift in procedure, set to start sometime next month, will affect most people arrested on suspicion of violating state law, patrol Capt. Brad Nelson said. Those arrested on suspicion of violating municipal law will continue to be booked and processed at police headquarters.

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