Bill bans release of details in child deathsMarch 28, 2019
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would ban the release of details in child neglect or abuse deaths to safeguard criminal cases.
The Senate voted 48-0 on Tuesday to approve the bill, which now goes to Gov. Eric Holcomb.
The wide-ranging legislation includes a provision that would stop the release of information from the Indiana Department of Child Services while an investigation or criminal prosecution is ongoing in a child’s death.
The Journal Gazette reports the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council had sought that provision. The council’s executive director, Dave Powell, has said the goal was not to keep information from the public, but to protect criminal cases.
Prosecutors pushed for the ban so that juries aren’t tainted and to prevent trials from being moved to another county.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
For one week every summer, members of 4-H clubs from across Dubois County descend on the...
A Pub 'N' Grub is coming soon to 514 N. Jackson Street, the former location of 514 and Yaggi's.
Fifty years ago, before Neil Armstrong took his legendary small step toward a big future, Mike...
Zach Troxal dug into the crumbled dirt beneath him, carving out a hole deep enough for him to...
It was in the land of livestock, crafts, cooking, science, robotics and so much more where Lisa...
There are a handful of moments in history that transcend. When they happen, where we were and...
Drivers coming into Ireland from the west side will likely notice the new artwork that now...
Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has promoted Sgt. Robbie Lambert to Jasper...