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    Alejandro Arturo Garcia-Garcia found guilty of attempted capital murder

    INDEPENDENCE – (April 28, 2016) − A Montgomery County jury today found Alejandro Arturo Garcia-Garcia, a.k.a. Alex Garcia, a.k.a. Alejandro Garcia, 23, guilty of one count of attempted capital murder, one count of kidnapping, one count of burglary and one count of interference with law enforcement, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    The attempted capital murder charge is in connection with a shooting at a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy. The crimes occurred in Montgomery County in May 2015. Mr. Garcia-Garcia faces additional charges in Oklahoma in connection with a shooting of a law enforcement officer there.

    Judge Jeffrey Gossard presided over the trial. Sentencing has been scheduled for June 16 at 9 a.m. in Montgomery County District Court.

    The case was investigated by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Steven Karrer of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

    Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:42:06 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Kansas Bar Association members provide resources for Law Day

    Kansas Bar Association members provide resources for Law Day

    The Law Related Education Committee at the Kansas Bar Association has resources to assist the public in learning more about Miranda v. Arizona and the procedures for ensuring justice.

    This year’s Law Day theme is “Miranda: More than Words” to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona.

    Resources include the March issue of Law Wise, a publication designed for educators and students that includes an overview and lesson plans. This issue also features comments from bar leaders about the importance of the Miranda decision. This free resource is available in hard copy and online. Kansas Bar Association members are available to speak on or around Law Day in classrooms or to organizations. In addition, KBA members are available to speak during Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Day in September.

    Chair of the KBA Law Related Education Committee, the Hon. G. Joseph Pierron Jr., explains the progression of the view of the Miranda decision.

    “The Miranda decision is one of the best known, if not the best known, United States Supreme Court decision. People who may not be conversant in such things as substantive due process (including many lawyers and judges) seem to feel comfortable and believe they understand the law behind the ‘Miranda warnings.’ After 50 years the decision has become a solid part of the legal background in this country and the public appears to accept it as an appropriate way to protect legitimate constitutional rights. While there was some resistance to it right after it was decided, it now seems to be seen as something quite necessary. If detectives begin questioning a subject in a television crime show without giving ‘The Warnings,’ many viewers will find something amiss.”

    Congress established May 1 as the official Law Day in 1966 but it was President Dwight D. Eisenhower who proclaimed the day in 1958 to honor the role of law in the creation of the United States of America. President Eisenhower’s legal counsel, Charles S. Ryhne came up with the idea.

    Each year the American Bar Association determines the 2016 Law Day theme. The goal with Miranda- More than Words is to generate an understanding of the procedures for ensuring justice and to explore the procedural protections afforded to all by the U.S. Constitution.

    Visit www.ksbar.org/lawday to see all of the available resources. Please contact Anne Woods for additional information awoods@ksbar.org

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    Tue, 12 Apr 2016 22:24:40 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Change in Email Address for KBEMS staff

    The State of Kansas has changed all email addresses for the Kansas Board of EMS staff. In the past, you could contact us via email with addresses in the form of “firstname.lastname@ems.ks.gov”. Due to changes in the state email system, that is now changing to “firstname.lastname@ks.gov” (NOTE that the change is to remove the ems […]

    Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:28:38 +0000

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas ranked highly in 2015 Governor’s Cup

    Site Selection magazine named Kansas in the Top Five of the Governor's Cup in the region and the nation.

    Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:25:16 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    Research Institute Highlights KDOC Programming in Reducing Recidivism

    The Spring 2016 Newsletter for the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute features Kansas' evidence-based approach to recidivism reduction in an article by interim Corrections Secretary Johnnie Goddard.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Dr. Susan Mosier: Step therapy is an established medication management tool

    Your April 24 editorial leaves readers with the erroneous impression that Kansas is singling out Medicaid recipients to put restrictions on the way their doctors can prescribe medications. This is not the case.

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:43:39 -0500

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