Sheriff broke law in denying Taser records, lawsuit says

Muscatine County’s sheriff has violated federal law by denying records and access to employees who delivered multiple Taser jolts to a mentally disabled woman in an effort to force her to change her clothes, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. The Register has written a series of investigative reports on the incident.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 13, 2014

Fugitives roam free beyond borders

Iowa law enforcement agencies are unwilling to chase fugitives across a state border in about one out of five cases, according to a joint investigation by The Des Moines Register and USA TODAY into how aggressively suspects are pursued when they flee a jurisdiction to avoid justice. Fugitives from Iowa who have fled across state lines include some wanted for sexual assault, aggravated assault and robbery.

Source: Des Moines Register and USA TODAY

Posted on: March 12, 2014

50 sex offenders have gun permits

A two-year-old state law on gun permits allows registered sex offenders to obtain a weapons permit, something which has surprised some state lawmakers and worried some law enforcement officers.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: May 7, 2013