The state Legislature two years ago gave counties the job of centralizing arrest
The state Legislature two years ago gave counties the job of centralizing arrest warrants for local police departments. The new authority has overwhelmed the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, and has resulted in misplaced paperwork and the release of felony suspects. County and local police departments are now seeking to have the centralized system abolished so local departments can keep their own warrants. One-third of the criminal arrest warrants generated in Maine each year are in Cumberland County. Details.
"The state Legislature two years ago gave counties the job of centralizing arrest" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 15065.
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