When a crime occurs in a town, there is an understandable need for answers. For example, the need to ensure that there is not a safety threat to other community members after five people were killed is strong. However, it is necessary to ensure that any arrests made and charges filed are supported by evidence in the case. Unfortunately, it is unclear what evidence supports the murder charges filed against two Missouri men.
Conflict is a relatively common part of life. While most conflict occurs as part of a verbal exchange, there does come a time when it may be necessary for a person to defend him or herself from violence at the hands of another. Unfortunately, there are few details available following a recent incident, termed an assault by Missouri law enforcement officers, that left a man in the hospital.
The relationship between family members can often become volatile, especially if there is money involved. Though these disputes may lead to anger and arguments, they rarely lead to violence. Despite this, a man in Missouri is now charged with murder in connection to the death of his cousin.
Most people would agree that police officers have difficult jobs. In addition to their lives being at risk, their interactions with those charged with a crime can create a great deal of stress. Unfortunately, an officer in Missouri who was fired as a result of an interaction with a prisoner now faces an assault charge as well.
Police officers have difficult jobs. They frequently put their own lives at risk while trying to protect the lives and property of others. Often, they must make decisions in the heat of a moment that could make the difference between suffering a personal injury or returning home safely to their families after their shift. Unfortunately, an officer in Missouri is now charged with second-degree assault following what she describes as an "innocent mistake."
Most people in Missouri and across the country would agree that many people in the United States have strongly held political beliefs that they would go to great lengths to protect. Unfortunately, opposing views can often lead to conflict. In fact, a college student has recently been charged with assault due to his alleged actions in a protest.
When a person is charged with a crime, he or she faces multiple decisions that will likely have a significant impact on the rest of their lives. Most people in Missouri in such a situation feel unprepared to make these decisions without professional guidance. Unfortunately, three teenagers, now charged with murder, are now likely considering their options.
The unexpected death of a loved one is always a difficult situation. Being suspected of playing a role in that person's death creates additional stress following a traumatic event. Unfortunately, a Missouri woman is believed to have been involved in her boyfriend's accidental death, leading to her arrest after being accused of murder.
Police are often asked to investigate a variety of different allegations. While most are interested in ensuring that justice is served, it may be easy for even the most dedicated of law enforcement officers to draw conclusions that are not fully supported by evidence. For example, there are many unanswered questions -- including questions about a potential motive -- in an alleged shooting incident in Missouri that resulted in assault charges.
Verbal disputes happen all the time. However, it is relatively rare that a verbal dispute turns to violence. Unfortunately, if an off-duty police officer is involved in a physical dispute, additional scrutiny could apply because of his or her occupation. Although assault charges have been announced against two Missouri police officers, many details of the dispute remain unclear.