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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Crime & Courts

Metro Narcotics under fire

When a news website ran an article about the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit using college students as confidential informants, the local drug enforcement agency found itself under fire on social media networks as if it was something that has been a well kept secret (May 3, 2015)

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    Trial date set for Mister

    Regis Mister, the man accused of shooting and killing his mother and brother last year has a trial date set for Thursday.

     (April 27, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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      Reserve officers’ duties diverse

      Reserve officers can provide help to police departments during large events. They can become heroes and in some cases, criminals. Locally, police officials praise the work of their part-time officers. (April 19, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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        UPD chief to retire May 31

        University Police Chief to leave law enforcement after 30 years.

         (April 16, 2015, Page 2)

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          Metro Narcotics makes large bust

          The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit arrested four people and recovered more than 1,000 Xanax pills, marijuana and synthetic marijuana. (April 15, 2015, Page 3A)

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            Lawyer questions statue incident charges

            The lawyer representing Graeme Phillip Harris says his client’s actions were “foolish, insensitive and offensive,” but the he wasn’t the one who put a rope around a statue of James Meredith and questions why two other students haven’t been charged. (March 30, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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              Man who tied rope around Meredith statue indicted by grand jury

              A former University of Mississippi student was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope around a statue of the university’s first black student.

              According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A)

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                Scams on the rise

                Local police are reporting an increase of telephone scams. (March 20, 2015, Page 3A)

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                  Man indicted for child molestation

                  A local man was indicted for child molestation by the February grand jury, that handed down dozens of other indictments. Read all the indictments in today’s EAGLE. (March 20, 2015, Page 1, 10A)

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                    Hearing set in OUT lawsuit

                    A December trial date has been scheduled for a lawsuit filed by an Oxford man who claims he was injured on an OUT bus. Lawyers for OUT claim the man is a public nuisance and files false claims. (March 12, 2015, Page 12)

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