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New Way of Tracking Gun Criminals Proposed

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - You’ve heard of the proposed gun court, supported by prosecutors , police and the mayor, but now some legislators have introduced establishment of a new system that would go even further.

It would be called the Armed Offender Docket.

“That would be a specialized docket to deal specifically and exclusively with cases involving the unlawful use of a firearm.” said UMSL Criminologist Rick Rosenfeld.

He says the whereabouts of that criminal, considered the most dangerous, would be tracked from the time they are arrested, through the judicial process, in the prisons, on parole and after release.

With a surcharge of $30.00 the criminals themselves would help fund this tracking system.

Rosenfeld said the process would include an integrated criminal justice data base that nits together information from agencies.

Those agencies would include police, the courts, prosecutors, parole and corrections.

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