03/04/2020

Missouri Sheriff's United

Missouri Sheriff's United


On March 11, 2020 Missouri Sheriff's will hold a press conference at the Missouri State Capitol on behalf of Missouri law abiding citizens. Sheriffs will unite to discuss the state of public safety as seen at the local level from all corners of the state. Sheriffs will be discussing the catch and release policies of the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Missouri Supreme Court bond reform, and the millions of dollars owed to local taxpayers who are merely upholding the rule of law.


Sheriffs hope to directly communicate with Senators and Representatives about the impact of the criminal justice reform measures taken over the past year including how this affects local citizens in our own neighborhoods.


Sheriffs will be announcing the formation of a new organization titled Missouri Sheriffs United. Missouri Sheriffs United will enhance Sheriffs ability to impact decisions made at the state level and will allow Sheriffs to be more of a voice for the law-abiding taxpayer. Sheriffs also hope to hear good news regarding the $30 million owed by the state to local law-abiding citizens for the housing of state prisoners. Governor Parson has asked for $22 million to pay toward the debt this legislative year and has committed to working with Sheriffs to ensure the jail reimbursement is funded correctly every year.


Sheriffs will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the House lounge located on the third floor of the Capitol.


Any questions should be directed to Executive
Director Kevin Merritt, MSA.

 
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