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New law could limit police when detaining juveniles

Thursday 14th of February 2019 | Amerique du Nord, États-Unis
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New legislation set to take effect in July would limit what crimes police departments in the state could detain juveniles for. Now the Hendersonville Police Department is asking city officials to reach out to Sumner County representatives and Gov. Bill Lee to ask for changes.

Chief Mickey Miller chats with attendees before the Hendersonville Police Department Police Memorial Service to honor fallen heroes at Hendersonville Church of Christ on Monday, May 14.

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Former Gov. Bill Haslam created an 18-member panel to advocate for continued justice reform at the end of his term. The new Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation Council will oversee reforms he signed into law in the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018.

The bill was originally meant to drastically shrink the number of juveniles detained for minor offenses like missing school. However, lawmakers amended the plan to allow judges to detain youth for those offenses on a case-by-case basis.

Under the originally proposed bill, there were also stricter rules to prevent some cases from being transferred to adult court, but those limits were scaled back after 

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